Dedicated to Star

Deborah Beach Giordano
© June 25, 2010

The river rose,
the current grew stronger;
she watched in terror
as trees were uprooted
and suddenly swept away;
the falls thundered,
the sky broke
into fragments
and reflected
shards of sunlight.

Higher still;
the floodline reached,
the banks breached,
her eyes damp,
her heart trembling;
the time
had come at last.

The swirling water
touched her skin
with a hundred
glistening rainbows.

Half-forgotten promises
filled her mind
and buoyed her spirit;
with a wiggle of delight
and a flip of her tail
she plunged in.

She had remembered
that she
was a fish.

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I am a struggling Christian, committed pacifist, near-obsessive recycler, incurable animal lover, inveterate tree-hugger; a nature mystic, a socialized introvert, an advocate for the vulnerable, an opponent of exploiters.
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