Today's poem is by John Isles
Diorama with a 20-Watt Bulb Inside
Child hunkered down in grass,
breaking it for letters.
"Here's T," he says, "here's I"
stalling in the parking lot.
Sharks can't get you on land,
the father voice goes.
And the child:
"On Scooby Doo, they do, they do."
I turn to take him in
he is shepherding ants into a bath
they don't exactly want.
The three worlds of us. Lambs.
Simply a matter of going over the bluff
everything reallyand everything else
adrift in international waters.
Copyright © 2008 John Isles All rights reserved
from Colorado Review
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