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Stereotyping Streams

 

We talk about rushing rivers

Torrential downpours

Majestic waterfalls

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Big weighty words, shouting

Their heft and might

Announcing powerful actions

Blog Photo - Creek longshot
Credit: L Reyes-Grange

And then there’s the stream

And its usual adjectives

Timid, tepid, placid words

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Meandering

Winding

Gurgling

Lapping

Blog Photo - Stream closest

As if time has no meaning

To streams; no urgency

No agency or power

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Blog Photo - Creek CU 2020

Come into my garden now

Behold the churning water below

Torrential, fast-moving, loud

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Blog Photo - Stream furious 2

Save your gentle words, writer

Bring out the fierce and furious ones

My stream deserves no less.

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