what lies below the surface

January afternoon
from a distance
there is no awareness of waters course
the underground rivers
and springs that feed
the man created lake
filled with life unseen
unless caught
by hook or by crook
doors windows and walls
stand atlantis-like
in the cold murky depths
sunken roads
long forgotten
lead to submerged villages
peopled with old memories
and rust
lives of longings
dreams
loves
deaths
all below the surface
reaching to the world
of sunlight
swimming
with the brim and catfish

16 thoughts on “what lies below the surface

  1. “doors windows and walls
    stand atlantis-like
    in the cold murky depths
    sunken roads
    long forgotten
    lead to submerged villages”
    These words me so much a place very close to my home. When Quabbin Reservoir was created, just north of me here in MA, four towns were submerged. I still wonder of the roads that roam deep under the water. Fascinating to ponder not only what was gained, but what was lost.

  2. some of the stuff you cant see under that surface…there is a whole group of houses under a lake near here…divers go down and swim around…its where they increased the lake volume and left the old places…and of course there are cars and…

  3. i like how the view led you so beyond the visible…cool on atlantis…we once had to write in school about it… i think our soul reflects beautifully in the water

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