The past 3 years I jumped in the lake for New Year's. It had turned into a tradition! But this morning I'm nowhere near my familiar Lake Michigan.
Fortunately, we're going on a swamp tour.
Since the Chicago River was reversed
Water from Lake Michigan has coursed
Down to the delta of the Mississippi.
So I plan to let my fingers dip
Into the dark and muddy water, knowing
Some of those molecules from my home came flowing.