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Vo l . 6 N o . 2

Cattails No. 11

Sheary Clough Suiter

Diane Ray


of his companion seeing his friend

donors anonymous soap bubbles born

Today’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 seamen’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.

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Cirque, Vol. 6 No. 2  

A Journal for the North Pacific Rim

Cirque, Vol. 6 No. 2  

A Journal for the North Pacific Rim

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