Pool ku


pairs of lotioned limbs

grow tan on white deck chairs

sometimes a page turns

a hibiscus bud

skips across the chalky deck

prodded by a breeze

crows drop crusts of bread

into the blue pool, a few

sink to never more

styrofoam noodles

the color of crayons

float in bright water

the black and white cat

crouches, lapping water slyly

then feigns indifference

a ring of house keys

a pair of yellow flip flops

lie in striped shade

her gaze enjoins

the umbrella’s taut shadow

of whom does that girl dream?