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The Stream by Stan Phillips

Aimlessly I strolled along the bank of a stream. Watched the water as it flowed fast, enthusiastic, to places I would never see. Walked slowly so as not to disturb the small eco system that had lived and thrived undisturbed for years, centuries even, for who would go boldly into that wild and green growing wilderness that flourished there? The water to one side, singing and dancing as it went silver on its way, also contained a life I would never know. And the hidden, quiet woodland, to the other possessed it's own mysteries. I sat in between and smoked my cigarette and wondered. Three universes we were. The stream. The wilderness. And me. Coexisting. But never understanding. Or maybe the stream and the wood did? It was just me that didn't know why. Stan Phillips (C)2020

Stan Phillips is an 80 year old poet, musical podcast maker, part-time wannabe male model, and occasional stand up comedian. “I used to be a psychotherapist/counsellor when I had an honest job. I was born into prewar London, and attended 17 schools (my father believed they couldn’t hit a moving target) and I eventually finished up here in Ireland. Still wondering what I will be when I grow up — but enjoying writing my quirky poetry as I do so.” Discover more about Stan on Mom’s Favorite Reads website: https://moms-favorite-reads.com/moms-authors/stan-phillips - 46 -

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