Friday, 1 July 2022

 Wishing And Hoping


The pool was clear and deep.

The children peered over the age

to see the coins glistening on the bottom.

They wondered what wishes had been made

and if any had come true

but no one could know.

No one would tell

them their wish

as they waited

to watch the coin

fall into the cascade

down into the wild white spume

and then into the clear pool below

where it would stay glistening for ever

feeling only the force of water.

All those secret wishes

revealing nothing

lying there

hoping.





http://www.youngravensliteraryreview.org/issue-16.html



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