The Mudflats at Milnthorpe

The Mudflats at Milnthorpe

what if I told you
catching an eel is simple?
that all you need are toes
and a few carefree hours
in the mudflats at Milnthorpe

what if I told you
freckles aren’t earned?
that the simple gesture
of being a kid
gives you such things

what if I told you
you are already enough?
that you have skin
and bones
and your heart is beating

when you feel the nibbling
gather your courage
reach down into the mud
and grab the eel

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