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Boating Life

sun
tree line
water
We set out at dusk.

We wanted nothing more than
a quiet moment.

Just the four of us.
father
mother
son
daughter

The breeze cooled our skin.
The rocking soothed our souls
for a moment.
Just the four of us.
calm
joy
peace
love

Suddenly, my daughter stood 
on the bow.
She raised her arms high
palms flat, fingers spread
and let out
a long, loud whoop.

Then, there was silence

to show we agreed.

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  1. There is so much to love about this poem. The surprise of it, the form (all on the right margin), and the message of loving life in a single moment.

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