fun is fun, but risk can be dumb.

River Rafting

Sharing Stories
April 17, 2024 at 12:07 p.m.
Risky rafting!
Risky rafting! Pat D'Amico


I would have to be daft
to get in a raft
and shoot down a raging river.

The school of hard knocks
in the rapids and rocks
is no place for this lily liver.

They say it is thrilling,
but there could be spilling,
and I would be willing to bet some
that indubitably,

I would be the spill-ee,
and end up as flotsam or jetsam.

Pat D’Amico is a columnist with Northwest Prime Time, sometimes a Sharing Stories author, sometimes a poet, but, she says, more of a lily liver than a river rafting spill-ee.

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