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poetry by j matthew waters

the natural rink


the lighted pond
attracted the townsfolk
on christmas eve
all eager to trade their boots for blades
and chase their shadows
across the ice
their arms and legs seemingly moving
in different directions
as feet shuffle and glide
race and coast
their chatter audible and visible
in the bright brisk air
with an occasional rump
every so often
testing the thickness
of the natural rink



december two thousand twelve
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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9 thoughts on “the natural rink

  1. So perfect for the season 🙂

  2. Eager to trade boots for blades. I love this!!!

  3. Merry Christmas, John, my friend! Wishing you and yours much merriment and joy now and thru out 2015 – hugs K

    • Many thanks Kathleen and Merry Christmas to you and your extended family. Looking forward to sharing another creative year in 2015. Godspeed and hugs from Iowa! Oh, and thanks for sharing this one on Twitter!

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