By the Pool

in three afternoonsi watch my kidsflourish in the swimming pool(like spring this year)all wetand on fast-forward.they're learning by gamesnot instruction -the simple freedomto figure it out.their porpoising and laughteris sweet reliefa kind of nostalgia:summers with my grandparents,blue-lipped cousins,and the solid red-brick warming panof the garage wall.and also a distractionfrom my dross thoughtsgloomy and tiredas a … Continue reading By the Pool