Prompt: Google maps, Gurara Waterfalls, Nigeria
Kelvin M. Knight
There was a rawness to this waterfall, a rawness of power yet a purity of purpose. This occurred to Carly as she stood here, statuesque. To flow, to flow regardless, to continue flowing, sweeping everything aside, sweeping everything along, effortlessly, irrespective of the consequences – how joyous this body of water must be.
Carly swayed as the water surged. She felt something surging inside her, something beautiful, something amazing – a dance she could never perform, a dance she wanted to learn.
‘Here,’ she sang. ‘Now!’
Carly slid her feet across glistening stone, tiny circles, huge arcs. Her arms lifted. She felt connected to this water. She felt free. For the first time her troubles vanished.
How joyful this spirit of water was. Feeling joy roaring through her soul, Carly threw her arms wide. Flowing, sweeping, swirling, dancing – life was love, and love was living.
Grinning wildly, Carly sank to her knees.
Message from Karen Rawson, What Pegman Saw host:
This week Pegman takes us to Nigeria. Feel free to use the location chosen or chose from one of the many photo spheres available throughout the country of Nigeria. if you drift over to Lagos along the southwest shore, you’ll also be able to take a streetview.
The Pegman challenge is to write 150 words inspired by this week’s location. Will it be historical fiction? Fantasy? Contemporary? Or does the location bring out your poetry muse? It’s up to you. When your piece is polished, please share a link to it at the linkup below:
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