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

Fire Hydrant

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February fire hydrant
on the corner of Main Street and something:
we see it as ochre yellow–
but dare yourself–get closer.

A patch has burst and peeled,
like a scabby wound in winter;
there’s a matchbook-shaped drop of red
where layers of yellow should be.

Maybe someone will sand it,
paint it over again,
bring early spring to the world.

Katherine Gotthardt
Copyright Jan. 29, 2013

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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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