The Rowing Within

23 April 2023

By Philip Kuepper

After their early morning row,
they stood on the river’s bank
They could return home,
shower, breakfast,
and pull on the chores of the day.
Yet some indefinable sense
of feeling something had been
left uncompleted
kept them anchored where they stood.
They had had a good row,
their bodies content with their workout.
Yet something with them
still rowed.
And they could not leave the river
until the rowing within
had been rowed to its satisfaction.

(16 March 2023)

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