Drifting where slow waters wend
bounding down around each bend
while shadowed branches dance with light

- then floating flows through passage rite
past currents surged with urgency
when placid visions purged will see
this river shifts to rapids rushed

receding shores
full moments flushed
of much control

as bearing veers
to goals unknown

new mutineers
seizing craft

careening forwards
fore and aft

until impending

where air
and prayer

your call.

Rapids © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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75 words (prompt limit).  Photo (person drifting on water in an inner tube) brevity challenge prompt - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2747910-Imagery---brevity-picture-prompt
Submitted: April 22, 2020

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