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Poem in Water
by Mary Langer Thompson

By Lingering Lake
I watch a Chinese poet
with sweeping brush strokes
write characters
in water
upon the pavement.

Disciples follow in silence
under the willow trees
reading retextured liquid,
the path an impermanent context.

I can't decipher the message
of this groundling poem,
but feel unmoored
then embraced, bent and baptized,
evaporating verse
washing the dust from my heart.


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