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Water Sprites

by Nancy Ames

This warm September
evening, sitting quietly
alone in my friend`s
apartment, and staring
thoughtfully at the blank
screen on my computer, as
I frequently do, I heard
or became aware of an
unusual noise outside, like
a rush of water flowing
along a rocky little creek
or maybe somebody might
be using a hose to wash
a spill off a sidewalk...
or maybe there could even
be a broken water main
somewhere up the road,
I thought, because I know
that can happen sometimes...
but then the sounds seemed
to be getting a lot louder,
coming closer, approaching
quite fast, so I got up and
went over to the window,
which is quite high up
and looks down over the
entrance to the building,
and the noise was resolved
into four giggling girls in
party dresses hurrying up to
the front door.

09/30/2020

Posted on 09/30/2020
Copyright © 2020 Nancy Ames

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