Vo l . 6 N o . 2
Cattails No. 11
Sheary Clough Suiter
of his companion seeing his friend
donors anonymous soap bubbles born
Todayâ€™s platoon walks Green Lake
through time wound down.
to a watery skein blown between cleaning molecules.
into a lucky anointing
Two moms carting babies stroll together on phones
These two dress for the Aleutians
corny and actual as any happiness
then stop short, saved by wonderment. But where is it coming from?
in seamenâ€™s hats, gloves, slickers
genuinely rainbowed and fleeting
wonders aloud a proper Englishman.
but fish for alchemy.
passing behind the old high concrete bleacher
Walking lakeside, front of the viewing stands
the world so new so orbed and iridescent
antique from the era of synchronized swimming
salute and fly by
behold the two climbed high on a mission
an old man hops to grasp
latter-day Hippies and the Winter of Love
one perfect globe freezing the breath
a magic wanding synchrony of dips in the elixir
Intoku: Japanese, Doing good in secret.
A Journal for the North Pacific Rim