Release

A rivulet of water running off the splash block
cutting an eddy through the sand and shell shards
pebbles and pickings from the beach
that landed on my driveway
months after the pluck
only after ice storms,
freeze and thaw,
cracked the plastic pail they called home.
The terrarium my kids toted home,
a miniature tidal pool,
silica and shale, pebbled granite,
remnants of the ice age released yet again,
eons later
by the elements
only to dribble down my driveway
into the gutter.

Advertisements
Leave a comment

2 Comments

  1. Being that this is titled Release, I’m going to interpret this in a very specific way and call it a happy ending. Letting go of those dark thoughts gathered during dark times is a wonderful release, when we can do it!

    Like

    Reply
    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  February 1, 2014

      True! But you’re the optimist to my pessimist! I saw it as all these wonderful things being freed only to run unappreciated down the gutter. Sometimes we can’t or won’t see the beauty of the breaking of dams all around us.

      Like

      Reply

Throw Another Potato in the Pot

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: