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by Dana Sieben

Floating on a tube in cold, clear spring-fed water
I watch the clouds take shape and birds roaming the skies
All the while the fish below are nibbling my toes
watching me, watching birds, watching the clouds above

Peaceful, lovely, contemplation, dipping my feet
in again and again, never getting enough
of that water so clear and the sun shining bright,
heating up my black tube, warming my back and front

tanning my skin with tiny freckles, drifting off
to sleep, dreaming of water and fish so deep
and of peace and serenity, wishing so much
that I could stay all day and never go away.


Dana Sieben is currently residing in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and two children. She writes about her family, her Southern heritage, and her new life up north with a bit of humor and nostalgia.

In addition to being a member of various writing forums, Dana has also been published in USA Deep South, Long Story Short and Muscadine Lines A Southern Journal. She is a member of SouthernHumorists.com and a contributing writer to Dew on the Kudzu, a Southern web journal, and Weight-LossArticles.com.

Dana can be reached at Bama Alum or at her blog, southerngalgoesnorth.blogspot.com.

Read more of Dana's writing at USADS:
Thigh-Master, Move Over
Christmas Eve
Night Swim
On a July Evening in Beaufort

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