Blue-green shadows play across
the rough cement of
the boat launch.
From under the dock peeks
a small face of a bass,
sheltering from the sun and the airborne predators.
Suddenly a small, shiny object
flashes in the water,
a candy wrapper
probably dropped from the boat above.
As the bass turns back uninterested
there is a slight tremor and then
a huge wrenching roar.
All the water nearby
into the whirling propellers.
The boat speeds across the lake
leaving behind only churned up water
and a fragile silvery shape
down to the bottom of the lake.
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