And engine speaks a staccato song
to water and tree,
Saw-grass streaks by
in a maze of wildlife and nature,
Alligators lift their horny heads
And lacking patience with mankind
Gliding along a filmy surface of life
where nature exists as a power
not a tool.
First published by New Worlds Unlimited in 1980.
I lived in Florida at one time and had an opportunity to ride in an airboat. This was the result of that experience.