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Dam Filling Up

One would think of Aswan
Or the Three Gorges Dam

But here we are discussing
A dam a few metres wide
And a couple more metres long

And barely up to your waist
If you stood at the deepest part
The African rains
Were plentiful
This year

Even with the best rain
The dam doesn’t spill
It’s always a point to be made

This is a family dam
On the family property
Strange in a city…

But still pretty
Surrounded by grasses and reeds
Covered in water-lilies
The occasional heron
Stops by

Its slender grey neck –
A sight
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Submitted by speakalittlefr on April 07, 2021

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