January 1st, 2008

For Lack of "The Lake"

The past 3 years I jumped in the lake for New Year's.  It had turned into a tradition!  But this morning I'm nowhere near my familiar Lake Michigan. 

Fortunately, we're going on a swamp tour.

Since the Chicago River was reversed
Water from Lake Michigan has coursed
Down to the delta of the Mississippi.

So I plan to let my fingers dip
Into the dark and muddy water, knowing
Some of those molecules from my home came flowing.