Friday, July 8, 2011

Rock Steady

Image by Alex Shapiro

Rock Steady

As I passed this rock the other day,
one I’ve passed many times,
the corner of my eye caught
something a little different.
I turned, and noticed
what at first glance looked like
a darker rock atop this larger one.
It didn’t move. Um, like a rock.
Well behaved. Stable. Steady as a… rock.
I looked a little closer.

Oh. Not a rock. I didn’t want to get any closer,
since I agree with Chaucer:
“It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake.”
Nor, a slepyng fox!

Alex Shapiro

Posted over on her site Notes From the Kelp

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