White Water

White water pushes out into lake
Dark greenblueblack lake dammed
For human paradisiacal pleasures
White water rushes over granite faces
Smoothslick with time and algae
Fingers find kneescrapedges, traction
White water leapspraysplashes
Around fools reaching foamhid rocks
Forward through waterfall forces
White water washes straining muscles
Pulling up onto unbaptized spot
Droplets now dripdrip on dry stone
White water crashes down below
Conquerors drying among cascades
Peering prideful over rapids
White water waves gurglegush
Drowns stonethrone to topple kings
Pushes them into greenblueblack lake

Inspired by a trip to the Adirondacks where we tried pushing against the force made by the small waterfalls/rapids to climb the boulders.

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