Escape

Artwork by Sally Stokes from 2019 River Paintings
I’m caught

by its bold eye:
that red sway-back dinghy
hull hovering
on the upside down
river-trams, their
shingled colours
huffing for the shore.

I can hear
the dip and drip of oars;
the tinkered quiet, 
as Saturday afternoon
swoons in the sun
whose thistle glint
pricks every ripple.

I imagine the
hiss as we escape
like bold blue-sky “V”s
and the broad slow rush -
a river’s bend, sea-seeking
and a mountain’s elbow

sharing the green

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