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Nate Flying Owl

(01/07/88 / Milwaukie, OR)

Letter to An Otter


Lively Otter, playful companion
Have you had any adventures
In the years since we last met
That are worthy reciting in verse?

What pleasures have you encountered
In the splash of the river's song?
Do you often taste the nectar
Of bountiful diving forays?

Your aquatic agility
Allows all your untainted joy
To flow throughout your body with ease
And I am envious of you

How can your joy be untainted
When so much darkness runs rampant?
Is this eternal merriment
The result of a simple life?

Submitted: Monday, June 17, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 29, 2013

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  • Adeline Foster (8/2/2013 4:15:00 PM)

    I love it, and I am so pleased to find someone who is not totally besotted with romance. Read mine - I Cannot Return - about life in the North.
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