Where Bad Things Sometime Happen

From the edge of the river

I watched you

Sharing a picnic and drink on the other side

You never seemed to notice

Maybe just never gave it thought

But we’re deep in these woods

Not many come this far back

Things have happened out here

Bad things

Bad things, to good people

People just like you

I watch and I wait

Just to see what you’ll get up to

Finally, you stand

And take a slow walk back into the woods

Again, never paying me any mind

Like I was never there

I can hear your laughter, as I ford the river

Although out of sight, you’re not very far

I emerge at your picnic, smiling to myself

You left me some wine

How thoughtful

I take it and slowly navigate back to my side

Thank you for the wine

And for visiting my woods

The very woods

Where bad things sometime happen

© Dicky J Loweman 2014


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