welcoming the raindrenched

i call that a peemergency i say about what happens
in the woods when the nearest bathroom
is across the swinging bridge
across the river
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how we hold the umbrellas up and
gather under the tent and sing
and sing and sing welcoming
the raindrenched teens back
from their wilderness trek
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the wild fiddlework
of the band while we
swing our partners and
stomp the grass with our bare feet
do-see-doe-ing up and down the line
running under the bridge of arms
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from the water world:


Oil floats on the surface on the Lake Maracaibo in Lagunillas, Venezuela. – voice of america, day in photos