something I worte this morning to go with a recent picture taken at Edwards Ferry, MD. along the banks of the runny ol' Potomac River, as part of my Images On Words wirting/photography project.


A poor tortured creature from out of the past;
Rendered in wood as if it might last.
A poor tortured creature mired in ooze,
Fighting a battle it was destined to lose.

Trapped here as if, just for me to discover,
As I wondered along by the brown, muddy river,
While I've rendered this image in tones of dark grey,
‘«ˇNieth these ‘«ˇorhanging branches will it forever stay.

?ģ 2008 Jeffry L‘«÷H. Tank