The Lake At Dusk

The lake at dusk, silverplaterewards you for a

day of rain.

Willows warp

The water's weft,

Shrouding light.

An old mirror

The surface clouds, water

Parallel above, below.

We walk the shore

Between the double weight

Of past and future rain.

Flotsam knits lake to shore,

A sneaker in the wash, upturned,

Paddles, paddles the sky.

Fremantle Arts Review 1990s