Tuesday, August 02, 2005

earth note 91

no-name key didn’t have
a soul
when we rolled up the road
past the cabin with solar panels
on the roof...no power lines
even the dogs were sleeping
endangered key deer
pranced right out to the road
took a look and headed
back toward the mangroves

put our kayaks out
from a mucky bottom
dead seaweed
& other plants
at the end of their cycles

maybe the gulf waves noticed
as they picked up a few whitecaps
we headed for the next no-name key
a bit smaller
more alive
the water clear
all the way down

--- e b bortz

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