Weaker than Water

"In the world, there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong, nothing can surpass it." –Lao Tzu

*Small Stone, Untitled

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Is that the dog
breathing heavily
in her sleep,
or a backyard bird
waking up?

In the wall,
water trickles
down pipes from
the third floor shower.

My lips taste like
strawberry balm.

I run my fingertips over
these flat keys,
trying to remember
the right words.


Katherine Gotthardt, Copyright January 23, 2013

*inspired by Satyavani Fiona Robyn’s Mindful Writing Challenge 2013 during which we write “small stones.”

What is a small stone?
small stone is a short piece of writing that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment.


Author: All Things Writing, LLC

Katherine Gotthardt is CEO of All Things Writing, LLC, a full-service content development and content marketing company. A published writer and seasoned educator, Katherine leads a team of professionals on a mission to make clients shine online and in print.

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