the public pools opened

22 Jun

the kent park kids
arrive by yellow school bus or
electric shoelaces flashing
hop hop hop they go
kart wheeling across the earth
towards change room turnstiles
and the leash-less seagulls aren’t stupid
they’re airborne darting all over creation
in every possible wah wah pedal way.
and dogs take it as torture,
tugging at master,
“gotta get to where the fun is.”

*broken bats splinter on the
tropic of happiness


4 Responses to “the public pools opened”

  1. kvennarad June 23, 2013 at 4:41 am #

    “… before it all goes away.”

    • Steve June 23, 2013 at 8:47 am #

      breakfast pastries and coffee was coming to a quick end, but they were already preparing for lunch. catfish soup

  2. tonichristmann June 23, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    There needs to be a “love” button for this one! You just shoved me back about 50 years to when my father would take me to the huge public pool in Dallas (TX). It was Olympic sized, and to my little self it looked like a giant chlorinated lake!

    • Steve June 23, 2013 at 9:06 am #

      with all due respect to kids, they got nothing on us and our memories

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