Beneath the Bridge

A place of reflected light

here where the minnow measures stillness


we pause

rest on our oars

attend to the regular drip drip drip from dank brick walls


see how the river respects each drop

assimilates each minute plop


star-crossed ripples soften in our wake

and ahead are stirring signs of life

as a flurry of wild white swans alight



© Genista Lewes     from ‘Cat’s Cradle’