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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Orienteering Stance

Thanks to Harry for permission to publish his poem (Shilo is his dog)

We were a happy trio,

me, Mum and leggy Shilo

arm -in -arm -off -lead

listening to

Mahon Falls

booming.

Cold air, wind rushing through me ~

every time we found

orange and white

we lurched forward

to find the

next.

We burst back. Shilo slips,

falls ten feet into the river,

is dragged, heaved,

tossed and turned

by the rushing

rapids.

I live in shocked suspense ‘til I see

him hobbling, disorientated but

trying to get back

to his familiar

orienteering

stance.

One hundred and ninety seven minutes.

How can I describe them?

Top of the world

Exhaustion

Experience

The end

November 2009