January 13, 2007

Pool ku

pairs of lotioned limbs
grow tan on white deck chairs
sometimes a page turns

a hibiscus bud
skips across the chalky deck
prodded by a breeze

crows drop crusts of bread
into the blue pool, a few
sink to nevermore

styrofoam noodles
the color of crayons
float in bright water

the black and white cat
crouches, lapping water slyly
then feigns indifference

a ring of house keys
a pair of yellow flip flops
lie in striped shade

her gaze enjoins
the umbrella’s taut shadow
of whom does that girl dream?