At the lake

At the lake
At the lake

The scene:
nature swarmed by the pontoon parade.
A steady show of passers
baring their chests to the sun
and their toes to the clear water.
The band plays and the beers crack,
everyone is here to float and paddle and enjoy doing nothing
but laugh and look and be with the ones you brought along.

The lake is a hullabaloo
that harkens back to the ‘50s
when families spent time together
and escaped the burbs for a simpler weekend life
replacing work and school
with floaties and cocktails.
That was a time of new affluence
and so is now
when everyone has a square of lake front
and a dock full of choices.

Still, amidst the motors, squealing kids, thumping tunes,
and not too distant highway racket,
Nature is quietly present,
almost forgotten
but holding the gathering place,
the arms around us all stumbling over each other,
the common draw that is our primal need
to be outside in the air and sun and water.

to be outside in the air and sun and water.


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She writes custom poems life events important to you. Dawn also facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face, is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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