fountain: sault locks, summer of 1997

Jim Sherry

and the bushes and the benches
where we lingered tossing pennies
sweaty pennies, secret wishes
offered to the fountain

and the couples walk together
drifting in and out of shadows,
lovers in the orange and green
touching in the mist

and in the distance, silent giants
en route to minnesota.
i don't know from minnesota;
i'm happy in the spray.


The 2River View, 2_4 (Summer 1998)