One Drop in the Lake

On a dry chasm

Rain begins to fall

Marking the land

In wet spots

Dripping everywhere

Filling a lake


A calm lake


Not a single drop

Of doubt

This is the truth

The glassy surface of what has transpired


From the reeds around

One drop falls

A waiting raindrop

Causing a ripple

Spreading doubt

Where it never was before

Making the “truth”

Be doubted


The ripple

Spreads across the stagnant water

Ruffling the algae

The skimming water bugs

Changing the lake

For a time


When the ripple

Spreads out fully

It is forgotten

As if it had never been

Never was

And the lake is like that


The next rainfall

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