Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Coot

Down by the shore
an American one is frowning
his buoyancy is poor
in fact, he may be drowning
but youthful ones ignore
continually clowning--
the old are waiting at the brink
who cares how many sink?

3 comments:

Lynn Proctor said...

omgosh--i have such a fear of water--could feel it as i read this--it was literal for me!

Julia King said...

Wow, that was intense. You are amazing with words--in so few, you can relay powerful emotion. Well done!

rch said...

Thanks, who knew a coot was a bird, perfect for a comment on the plight of the elderly in this country.