Nigel's Poetry

haiku #4

if life were a sketch
i think i'd erase myself
to make it pretty


the pond behind our house
was full of lilypads
and we
barefoot, shirtless
would try to catch
the tiny frogs that rested there

i remember being home alone
a little older
a lot stupider
but i had the presence of mind
to put shoes on
before walking down that marshy path

but i didnt find a single frog
just a turtle with its heavy burden
all its life upon its back

the lilypad
couldn't take
its weight

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