Merging

First published in Presence #63, March 2019, page 64 (photo below). Originally written via email in November and December of 2018.

      by Michael Dylan Welch and Olivier Schopfer

sparkling swans . . .
wisps of spray
from the Jet d’Eau                                                          Michael

        shining in the rain
        the Vieille Ville’s cobblestones                             Olivier

the shadows of flags
at the Palais des Nations . . .
pond ripples                                                                   Michael

cloud drift
rivers Rhône and Arve
merging                                                                          Olivier

        my friend’s grave
        wet with Mont Salève snowmelt                           Michael

summer breeze
Lake Geneva dotted with
brightly colored sails                                                     Olivier