Littoral Tread

© Matthew Word Bain

treading in shallow water
on the trail of the elusive Vaccinium
life in the liminality of the littoral zone
with all its literal ups and downs
inspires me as it always does
so I soak this in while in its presence
wanting to absorb something of its resilience
to which I can then later turn
when I find myself in liminal zones
and not so much treading in shallow water
as treading water in the depths