Standing In water

He stands

Halfway across the creek

Waist deep in moving water

Watching the older boys who’d crossed

Talking to some girls


He hears the shrill voices

Of younger boys behind him

Dipping their toes into the rushing water

And running back to their parents


He feels the water licking his legs

His belly

He feels it inside his shorts

He hears the girls on the other bank

As he swims around

All words and music by Dave Hall ©

Publisher: Row House Music   PRO: ASCAP