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Evening Stroll

By Richard Dinges Jr.

To live without guilt

is to swim through water

and not get wet.

Shadows along pond’s

shore form spoken

words early in evening.

Sun’s glare dims

beneath earth’s slumped

should. Wisdom rises

in mists above still

water. I dare not wade

into its chilled truth.

I wander my old

path toward home

before darkness speaks

louder in shrill shouts,

before moon rises

with its cool calm grin.

Richard Dinges, Jr. lives and works by a pond among trees and grassland, along with his wife, two dogs, three cats, and eight chickens.  Alembic, Writer’s Block, Rockford Review, Ibbetson Street, and Nebo most recently accepted his poems for their publications.


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