Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Water Wings

Water Wings

Oh the overwhelming cuteness of humans
How a large number of us just agreed
without discussion that British Literature
should be referred to in nickname as Brit Lit
Every word can be shortened to carve out
its sweet heart When we fill plastic bags
with air and tie them to the small limbs
of beloved children so in water their body
remains at the surface Floaties we call them
Slipped on like strong orange muscles grasping
their arms outside the skin Translucent hands
of all who yearn only to protect this child

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