Thinking about the Geese

photo by Wolfgang Stearns
photo by Wolfgang Stearns

You were here before the houses were built.
Before the boats roared along the water,
before fishermen cast their lines out,
you swam along this river and called it home.
I envy your organization, your dedication,
your beauty and collected calm.
And I am sorry that we take so much from you,
so much for granted.

27 thoughts on “Thinking about the Geese”

    1. I heard some people complaining about their droppings the other day and it actually made me very angry. I realize that this can be seen as an “inconvenience” but it struck me as so supremely selfish.


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