Along the Road: Day Twenty`Four

Thalassa (2014) by Swoon

Around the camp`fire
the activist danced her tale
a nymph rising from the sea
like some primordial goddess
capturing stars in her hands
to plant in the fertile soil
of her reclaimed eden

Her dance embodied
the incredible resistance
straining limbs in foul`water
chemical`sludge plastic`gyres
progress’ accumulated waste
`til once more at surface
the gasp for a breath

“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,
      the world, and those who live in it,
   for he founded it on the seas,
      and established it on the rivers.” ~ Psalm 24:1-2


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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