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Sport 19: Lightworks

Celia's Dolls

page 178

Celia's Dolls

The dolls are in pieces
resting and floating in the short
Their smooth bodies
are quiet and comfortable
in the soft sea swell.
Mary's torso drifts to the bend
while Elizabeth suns herself
in the shallows.
Wendy is trying to swim
arm over arm, to reach
the metal ring. Hilary's curls
flatten to a soggy tangle.
She is tired and waits in the water
for Celia. They are all
waiting for Celia.