Serenity with Anticipation: A Child Fishing

A whisperingly warm
Summer day
By an inland shore
She does as she
Has been taught.
Be calm,
Stand still,
Don’t make any
Loud noises
And relax.
Someone told her
That a fish
Would come.
She believes
And holds her
Hopes and
Anticipatory excitement
In check.

In truth,
She may be less calm
Than the vision
The adult behind her
The serenity enjoyed
By both children
And adults
Is always,
In part,

A nibble?
A bite?
A tug on the line?
The serenity
Morphs into
At last.

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