Lake Dardanelle at Shoal Bay

A quiet January morning at Shoal Bay.
Anglers not yet trolling the glassy waters
For bass, catfish, bream…
Characters for the next big story

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Children still snug in their beds
Only dreaming of donning those Superman swim trunks
Daring to make that polar plunge!

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Weary from supporting the weight
Of many tired souls
The old picnic table
Finally gets a rest.

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Respecting, no relishing
These brief moments of peace
Of solace
I take in a deep breath
I take in my surroundings
And smile.

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