High Water Sloughs

In late evening
The golden sunrays
Illuminate the shores
As far as one can see
In high water sloughs
Bright green mosses
Stay dominant
On long fallen logs
In the evening glow
On lake hillsides
Stand the trillium
In white and red velvet
In high water sloughs
It matters not
My rod stays unbent
As carp and gar
Roll and splash
In high water drifts

Roy L. Nave
May, 2017
Lake Cumberland