Vox Populi

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John Samuel Tieman: Tell Me

I thought there was a lesson in the river

when the current is frozen we do know

the ice just waits

I want to know what you know about age

if the years answer anything

more than the ice that thins in the spring


I want to know how long the river takes

to shape the shore where no one lives

I want to know the ice before I die

to know the shore and all that is

hidden in its reeds

tell me if you know these things


tell me about life or a fathom of ice

a story about the reeds or just the shore


Copyright 2017 John Samuel Tieman

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This entry was posted on January 5, 2018 by in Environmentalism, Poetry and tagged , .
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