Jan/Feb 2006 Poetry

Berkeley Waterfront

by Ashok Niyogi

Berkeley Waterfront

Dog in water dog in water

Champion swimmer
Pelicans scatter
The owl is nonplussed
A small Chinese boy
Stops throwing in
Small pebbles for ripples
The dog is an arrow
Skimming the placid water-top

Squid kite eagle kite
Umbrella kite
Two-stringed kites
Soar over stationary buoy
Rabbit holes in the grass
Clean up after your pet

I roll down the green hill
San Francisco skyline
Sailboats in the sky
On this side
The water splashes onto land

We play with Frisbees
To unravel the mystery of the wind


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