We dipped our fingers
in in error
to test the
whole of the river unfurl
as if we’d hooked
or did we invent it?
right there at the
are going about their daily business;
making bright-eyed advances
to whoever notices them.
tracing worn stems back to their
Because you’re chock full of ambition
and I’m flat on my back, languishing on some uninhibited island
somewhere, full of surprised lizards, frog-hopper nymphs and cuckoo spit.
And I don’t know precisely how long it’s going to take, or
even if I’d like to return at all.