Still Water Prose Poems

Copyright @ 1989 by Arthur Garfunkel
ISBN 0-525-24795-5
Used by persmission of Author - All Rights Reserved

77

In London twenty years ago
in St. James Park at the break of dawn,
Paul and I and Beverly
were easing down from an all-night high.

Microscopic organisms
alter their behavior
when a scientist is watching.
Everything waits to be noticed:
a tree falling with no one there,
the full potential of a love affair,
twenty-eight geese in sudden flight...

LondonSeptember 1987