living
on the edge
cattails


5 Responses

  1. Marilyn Hazelton Says:

    Lovely!!!

  2. Sheila Sondik Says:

    Yes!

  3. Julie Warther Says:

    Nice, Jeff! My first thought was a red-winged blackbird teetering precariously atop a cattail. Definitely "on the edge". But then, of course, there are the cattails themselves, living quite literally on the edge of the pond, staying on the fringe, not at all daring. I love the possibilities in these five words!

    living it up . . .
    clematis

  4. haikuapprentice Says:

    Very arresting poem, Jeff. I particularly love the striking opening – "living", and all the possibilities which are opened by that.

    Strider

  5. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Short and sweet!

    marion

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