2020-11-26 – Still Waters

gripping budded tip of
springboard’s
tongue,

trying not to touch
off its gag
reflex

each time i walk
my toes back
an inch..

further from the sting
of pool’s pouty
chlorine
lips

i make it back to land
and give patio
stone

a big dry
kiss.

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorm

Norman Rockwell painting at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/69876231690913980/

gif at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/69876231690913980/