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Image by Linus Nylund

Clear Water
By Lynn White


I’m standing here contemplating

the cool clear water.

The splash from the pebble

lasted only a second

and the ripples cleared so quickly.


You made a much bigger splash

when you took the plunge

and I thought 

your ripples 

would last 



nothing can last forever.


I’m ready

to follow you now

but there’ll be no one to see

my death bed ripples

only the clear water that will follow.


In my solitude


I’ll leave no trace at all.

Image by Amelia Bartlett

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined.  . She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud 'War Poetry for Today' competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and a Rhysling Award. You can find Lynn on and

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