Dave Thorvald Olson | Samantha’s daily poem | bentlily | One poem a day.
BAY OF FLASHING DARTERS
Sailboats carving patterns
darters into waves which
don’t seem to mind
Leaning over sideways
to control both power and time
Flocking into clusters
brushing past the buoys
like galaxies swirling
spun by translucent kite-strings
Leaving tracers to catch a gaze
the stone mason
me and strangers to rest awhile
only at lowtide when the waves release
a rusted boxspring fence and
gives way to me, the barnacles
and the bay of flashing darters.
DAVE THORVALD OLSON
Dave Thorvald Olson is VP of Community at HootSuite where he crafts programs and initiatives to spark the company’s rapid international growth.
Poet, podcaster, public-policy pundit and chronic documentarian from his earliest days, world-rambling Dave has spent his time writing, painting and listening to old vinyl albums on the back porch. Published in magazines and journals, he is most proud of his handmade literary chapbooks, static montage art, and audio hi-jinks.