DISCLAIMING AUTHORITY

by Jnana Hodson

at noon, Walden Pond
sign says

DO NOT FEED
DUCKS OR GEESE

makes me wonder
how old Henry David
would react

~*~

at dusk, Swain Lake
turtles swimming nearby
goose Mama Duck

as if ordering

TAKE A DIVE
OR FLY

there’s no time to question
before nipping repeats

an evening thunderstorm brings relief
before I broke my favorite martini glass

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