Distance*

August 29, 2010

Placard design by Egress Studio
2006 Walk Award
Distance*
By Jeanne Yeasting

Ahead of me, two figures
walk the beach, their bodies graceful,
true to their shadows. It is easy
to regard them. I gather a stone;
a blue heron glides to a large rock.
How predictable the world seems, your backs
turned toward me, trusting, like friends.
In the distance people are shoveling
some type of clams. It hardly matters which,
the waves unfolding, at my feet.

*Copyright 2006 by Jeanne Yeasting. This poem is included in POETRY WALK: Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest – The First Five Years. Info: Book! Placard design by Egress Studio.

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