Like the mixing salt and fresh water

making it not favorable for either species,

we have come to a brackish place —

marsh grass obscuring our view, and we,

like young crabs, hiding from imagined predators.



The Circle

Reading in circles by the lake watching
a lone bee settles on a puddle
birds using the shore as a bath
while a stream flows into the lake
which drains by river to the sea.

reading by the lake


The Cycle

All the rivers run into the sea.

Tributaries, estuaries where fresh meets salt water.

Rivers are always changing, but  the cycle

is invariable; all returns to the headwaters.

Man. Water. There is no new thing.


Palmiet River (South Africa.) enter the Atlantic Ocean

“There is no new thing” – Ecclesiastes 1:7