Mine eyes

Thom on the Tangent

In the past 5 weeks I have seen:
Cities give way to plains, give way to hills, give way to lakes, give way to rivers, give way to oceans.
Ivy, give way to grass, give way to kudzu, give way to Spanish Moss.
Boats from Minnesota, Idaho and New York, give way to ships from Panama, Liberia and China.

I have seen
Sparrows and Finches
turn to Egrets and Eagles
turn to Seagulls and Pelicans.

Hemlock to Oak to Elm to Cypress.

Bass become trout become carp become catfish become porpoise.

I have seen:
Kayaks that a child could carry and ships that blot out the horizon.
Ship whose anchors alone weigh more than all of the cars I have owned…combined.
Tiny outboard motors to engines as big as houses with pistons the size of swimming pools.

I have seen barges which carry the bits and pieces that build cities…

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About Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, was a trial attorney for 25 years and has served on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy on numerous occasions. She was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cleveland State University for several years and served as an Interim Associate Professor of Law in the clinical program at Case Law School. In 2009, she returned to the small southwestern Michigan community where she was raised, and wrote a novel.
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