Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area


The edges of lotus leaves, flat upon the still water,

Lifted up in unison by autumn wind.

Wind that blew gently, lifting the leaves,

Making them wave in unison to the autumn sky.


The lotus leaves, having waved to the autumn sky,

Returned to lying flat upon the placid water.


Then again, the gentle wind

Would pass and lift the edges of the lotus leaves, and

They, lotus leaves, would, in unison,

Wage once again to the autumn sky.


--September 22, 2013