A Windless Afternoon on Chain Lake


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Nathan Susnik has been a pole vaulter, a Mississippi paddlewheel steamboat deckhand, and a molecular biology researcher. He is currently a medical writer living with his family near Hanover, Germany  [+]

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The birds sing
As I sit in stagnant heat
Hands on still oars,

And the lake mirrors the sky
So perfectly
That I stand up and dive down
Toward the heavens,

And among the clouds,
Before the water breaks my wings,
I understand their song.

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