Pond Perspective 

What we find
in the shallows
is where we
begin.
Littoral growth
depends on
light and water
among toads, sunfish,
and other
growing things.
We can only hide
in the cattails and sedges
for so long
before
we grow curious
of what lies between
the watercress
and lilies.
We emerge and float
no further
than the pondweeds
to resist submersion.
When we drift
into the deep
open
water,
we risk growth,
as our roots
continue
to reach
for the bottom.

~ Megan M. Codera

NaPoWriMo prompt for Day 17: take a reference from your shelves and write a poem that incorporates at least ten words from your source. (Pond Life – A Golden Nature Guide)

 

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