Thursday, August 27, 2009

Henry's Creek

Henry's creek ran fast
a good distance from the house
he shared with Ruth

close enough for me to bring the kite we made
brother dug the worms
daddy carried the fishing poles

we caught the same
puckered mouth perch
standing barefoot on the muddy shore

speaking loudest was the water
as it rippled and rolled
across smooth rocks

we had to jump in
wading at first
then carried by the current

even now
there's hardly a finer way
to spend an afternoon

*Remembering childhood visits to Ruth & Henry Lewis's home in Medina, Texas. The photo of the Medina River is from Jim Wisecaver.

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