In Berlin, I stood on the far sidewalk
With lush green trees behind me,
No traffic in front of me, only parked cars
I gazed at the canal in in the distance.
And the little white boat passed by
With a high carefree rider whose back was
To me, so he didn't see me.
I waited and watched and
Watched and watched for some time
Because I could.
© 2010 Marjorie Levine