Punting on the Blackwood – Dennis Garvey

We voted upon an estuarine study
Of this wide water expanse so we
Took a punt & pushed it up river
Past the cut
To the teeth of the grasping ocean
Only to be washed back down
Again taking notes & pics & stuff
About tides & algal bacteria & mute
Green hills sans sand pipers nesting
Swerving to miss those kayak kids
Augusta Fair’s Lucky Number Wheel
Spinning in the void
Gulls calling a grinding galling halt