... Not Obvious...

by Peter Hunter

not obvious

mistakes people make

all to often

in their thinking is

to chase the obvious

example

raising the level of a small stream

try to build a dam

piling, earth upon earth

then

watching the current wash your efforts away

reinforcing it with stones and twigs

more and more work

encourage the stream to make the effort

a stake or two strung with chicken wire

across its width then

an hour or two

almost invisible

leaves, bits of reed

and other debris

drifting with the current

'till

clogging the netting

soon

a dam forms

then the rains come

bringing a tree with in the current

  Peter Hunter 2013

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