Wednesday’s A Moment

The water is there
Edges held static
By concrete and sand

The dam is loud
But I cannot hear it
From where I kneel
On pebbled land

There’s a city under there
Doorjambs empty
Of daily homecomings

I could walk
The entire circumference
And still feel a stranger
To its clouded feelings

And yet be comforted
By its ever-presence
The water is there

— Julie Reeser

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