Andy Eaton

The Philosopher

A stone hides
at the bottom of a pond
when the pond is disturbed.
A cobblestone’s curve fits
an empty palm.
Wet in lamplight it gives off lamplight.
Dry in daylight it is like a stone
at the bottom of a clear pond.
At the bottom of a muddy pond is a stone.
The curve of a cobblestone
and what I want to say is like that now.