Poetry Friday: “The Skipping Stone”
I’ll be on vacation next week, but the blog will still be going strong…and as I contemplated what to share today, I thought this little vignette from a few summers ago might be just the thing. (It didn’t quite happen exactly the way I describe it!)
And be sure to say hi to Catherine Johnson, who’s hosting Poetry Friday today!
The Skipping Stone
While walking by the lake, I spied a perfect skipping stone
that lay there nestled in the sand, half-hidden, all alone.
It seemed in need of company, and so I thought I’d throw
the stone across the water, to the other stones below.
It skipped along the surface once, then twice, and thrice, and more,
and kept on going, ‘til I was alone there on the shore.
I smiled and turned to walk away, but wait – what did I see?
From far beyond the dock, my stone came skipping back to me.
– © 2011, Matt Forrest Esenwine
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