Stone Skipping 


I am a smooth flat 

stone, polished 

by the thousands of 

hits and misses, 

as I have skipped 

across the water 

of Baron’s Creek. 


Those looking to marvel 

at how I barely skim 

the rippling surface, 

will say it looks 

simple and easy, 

but they are wrong. 


For unaware of the 

complexity, the errant 

observer will be blind 

to the mathematical 

and scientific formulae 


that have made each 

skipping appear effortless. 

I am a smooth flat stone, 

polished by the thousands 

of hits and misses.




©Paul Goldman July 29, 2022

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