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How Can We Know a Life Unless We’ve Lived It?
As if bees in motion
lake water quivers
trembles atop the ceiling
spreads reflective flutters around the room.
Here your musings deepen
enhance the array
where letters launch
dance across the page
flow like the hover of wall ripples
catch a wave.
Like the lake
how can we know a life unless we’ve lived it?
The revelation of essence
expands beneath the sparkle
heightens upon the plunge
awakens amid the voyage
as it sways beside the camouflage of catfish
swirls within a school of bass
dives where the turtle turns
and weeds weave near the barbels of carp
billow in tempo with crustaceans’ antennae
as the sturgeon surveys its benthos--
when its elongated body leaps
appears airborne for unknown reasons
Here the journey diffuses
radiates the dispersal of reflections
a narrative you and only you can know and tell.
Jeannie E. Roberts has authored seven books, five poetry collections and two illustrated children's books. Her newest collection, As If Labyrinth - Pandemic Inspired Poems, was released by Kelsay Books in April of 2021. She’s a nature enthusiast, a Best of the Net award nominee, and the poetry editor of the online literary magazine Halfway Down the Stairs.
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