what causes a man

(really any man)

to sit by the river

(truly a lone river)

and watch

(watch what?)


Without boredom

(or idleness)

simply pleasure

(and content)

to watch time pass by

(with the tide)




He can take all day

(a week? a month?)

to contemplate

(without conclusion)

the intricacies of life

(such as what?)

such as what?

(what a gift)