In Clayton there was Silver Lake
restricted for lake residents to partake.
But there I did secretly escape
to fish, swim, camp for God’s sake!
Once I even crashed through the ice
in the back portion of that lake.
And a future high school lineman
frightened for his own sake.
I managed to break the ice
crawl my way out
and did escape.
I wandered back to safety
was carried home
escaped Another Fate!
The frightened boy
who abandoned me in the ice?
He eventually was elected
first team linemen
for the whole damn state!
Larry Trasciatti, Evil Water, 102-word Challenge!