A Modern Mermaid MAG

May 10, 2017
By E0982 BRONZE, West Des Moines, Iowa
E0982 BRONZE, West Des Moines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all."
-Oscar Wilde


Blue raspberry taste of brain freeze
left on my tongue,
I jump
pencil style,
it’s worth more points than cannonballs.
(Lucy the lifeguard is judging,
and she’s anti-splash.)
Today the chlorine tastes
like buttered popcorn and burns,
nose aching I emerge
Roll over lane lines until
my ragged pink nails graze the bottom.
Lucy waves. Eight out of ten –
I need to point my toes.



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