ON THE DOCK

standing on a floating dock
lake water and the sky
a father with a fishing pole
and three years by his side

trees aligned along the shore
of earthen art and sand
buzzing skeeters gnats and bugs
and v-lined pelicans

little eyes experience
a world not seen before
another drop of human grain
that memory surely stores

though stunning as the landscape is
and nature’s loveliness
beauty’s greater power is found
her hand fast holding his

A poem by Greg Nelson
© 2021 by Poppie’s Hallel
(BMI. Admin. by Amplified Administration)

One thought on “ON THE DOCK

  1. ‘Of all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you.’ That was the caption of our daughter Norah’s Instagram post yesterday, complete with a picture of her hand holding on to her little girl Max, on a dock in Minnesota. Precious memories for sure. So thankful she’s soaking them up as she goes!! 💙💜

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