I went by walking aimless on the shore
My head heavy with thought
And my heart sinking in grief
My mind and body far apart
I sat at the pier drowning pebbles.
A little bird perched on a hyacinth,
That went along in steady breeze.
To take a trip across the lake
To drink and rest tired wings.
So I paused my pebble throwing,
To let it by undisturbed.
A shy hippo with snout out
To take some air yawned
Spraying about water in one exhale
Scaring off the weary winged traveler
Who soaring up high above water
Lifted up my hopes in its wings.
The pebbles my sorrows drowned
and trampled underfoot
the hippo back under water
The lake calm again I started home
From what would have been-
an uneventful day