Social Isolation: Day 19

There are just enough
people at the Falls today,
just enough sun
to warm the paths.
The attraction, of course,
is the river,
deep and wild and leaping
like it did before Columbus.
No need to steal its power
now that everything is closed.
White caps and whirlpools
and, god, the speed.
We don’t need to wait
to stand at the edge,
that point, normally
jammed with tourists,
where water high dives
off of stone.
Just locals today,
some masked,
exchanging a look,
a shrug, that seems to say
so far   so good.
S. Robbins, April 5, 2020

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