surface tension


settled into cushions in the solarium

cat tinkling around bare feet


we read, evening falls on orchid-skirted palms

sprays of lemon blooms swathe cherubs


pages turn, breaths echo at babes’ ankles


we skim the water,

surface dimpled with your breath


your skin cool



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Patrick Dobson

Patrick Dobson was founded in 1962. He is a writer, scholar, ironworker, and poet who lives in Kansas City, MO. He is author of two books with the University of Nebraska Press, Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains (2009) and Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer (May 2015). Dobson is a work in progress until termination.

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