Rotting Wood*

October 25, 2010

Placard design by Egress Studio
2006 Merit Award
By Jeremy Voigt

Each board put down doesn’t like its neighbor,
but is attracted to the sound of water below,
and the squeal of metal nails hitting home.
Each board of this bridge aspires to squeak
one day under the weight of people, and to make
the travelers nervous in their travels, putting their
minds on what is below their feet for a moment
rather than what is so far before them it cannot be seen.

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