Saturday, August 30, 2008

by the estuary

a bell rings and the road rises
centerline pointing at the clouds

one bridge lifts away cleanly
and the next has already stopped the cars
for “Paycheck” which pulls
a wake of corrugated waves

I would not choose a ship so tall
as to intrude on bridges
but a dinghy like that one
bearded man, hand on noisy outboard
taking his Irish Setter for a water ride


farmlady said...

The bridges do rise for bearded men with Irish Setters. It's tradition.

castlewon said...

however, they can scoot right under very well :-)

farmlady said...

It seems that way sometimes but then you see the tall antenna.