Lynn Pattison – My Son’s Raft

My Son’s Raft Afloat        it waddles through shallows      steadies enough to turn              and belly its way into the lake          on knees you struggle for balance pole forward        I couldn’t see how it would hold          as I watched you              nail crosspieces         a platform            begging scrap wood                                                      from neighbors              hauling fallen limbs you worked through the weekend […]