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Recollection
 

there was big water
darkness
rollers that would crush you
and a boat that knew how to plow through it all

there were dogs
black and brown
musty and true


tired but strong
tails slung and ready to knock over anything

sand and bbs in eveywhere



tangled lines and wind swells
anchors fore and aft


burlap and mastic
cork and files

the meetup at the milltown coffee stop at 0400 hrs
it was a good adventure



in the beginning i had to shout at the dogs
had to get up in their faces and make it happen


they didn't know what they were doing
niether did i


after a while
they grew deaf

but i didn't have to shout at them anymore

in the end
they knew where the lines were

they knew where the boat was stashed
and they knew me

we managed to figure it out somehow
makes me smile a little now





Don't just do something, Stand there!
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Re: Recollection In reply to
Good morning, Todd~

A fine bit of wordsmithing to start my morning - thanks!

SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Ah yes, it brought back my own recollections - Not too many words, just the right amount.
Thanks Todd.


Pete


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Pete McMiller: Aug 12, 2017, 4:53 AM
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"in the beginning i had to shout at the dogs
had to get up in their faces and make it happen

they didn't know what they were doing
neither did I"

Perfect, Todd!


MLBob

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Todd,
Well said. Sometimes I still wonder if I know what I am doing.
Larry