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Living (for now) on a Lake Union houseboat

Beneath my floor: the lake,
collector, uniter, tomb;
Slow or fast, its temporary dead go to life again.

Above my floor: more water,
collated by bark or pelt or skin.
Here we live, dry, in our water house, though not forever;
slow or fast, the Lake wins us back again.

Living (for now) on a Lake Union houseboat

Beneath my floor: the lake,
collector, uniter, tomb;
Slow or fast, its temporary dead go to life again.

Above my floor: more water,
collated by bark or pelt or skin.
Here we live, dry, in our water house, though not forever;
slow or fast, the Lake wins us back again.

John Nelson  66, Seattle

 
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