On To America (a moment in the sea)
The grey flat of the bottomless sea in
to which the boy in yellow longs steps gin
gerly. Stretching out into grey sullen
? of possibilities. He is
only 9 years old, possible futures lie
Before him on the sullen grey and
on to America should he decide.
Are you going to swim, or not? She calls
Look! The dog is swimming. Look!
He is on-
ly 9 years old. He is in the sea, in his
yellow Longs; alone; and she is filming.
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