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  • their cherry-red laughter gambols
    upward
    then bursts in the air

    what a miniature glory -
    the splash of water
    and cheerful suds!

    he sees
    looking up
    in his mother’s hair
    fleshy gods and goddesses
    round with ruby wine
    and with honeyed delight

    far above
    steam clouds
    part to reveal
    a ceiling of perfect perfect blue.

    to them all
    smiling
    he raises
    two newly washed
    hands.



    [photo by collage: Shane Convery Original Photo of Shane: His mum]
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