1973-peat

The dock at the lake
home of grandparents
was my summer hangout

Monument of sturdy
simplicity

fir one-by-four planks
nailed to two-by-four
stud framing
with number eight nails
anchored on
galvanized steel pipes

fifty-feet from my
bedroom window it would
hide in morning fog

refract moonbeams on
cloudless nights
lull me to sleep

clapped by gentle waves
in harmony with
deepening hush of
the Northwoods on a
summer’s night

painted blueish-gray
sometimes at dusk it would
dissolve into the water
as it all dissolved
into me

 

– Mark L. Lucker
© 2019
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2 thoughts on “1973-peat

  1. This is a cracker of a poem.

    Tight taut lines with achingly soft images. Great stuff. Love how the beginning rigid 2×4 practical stuff of its construction fades off into whimsy & dreamlike images

    sometimes at dusk it would
    dissolve into the water — is a killer image. So much so I’d recommend splitting the painted blueish-gray line off & leaving it with the steel pipes

    & ending the poem with these two:
    sometimes at dusk it would
    dissolve into the water

    Oh what a final image … beautiful

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