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For Cassie: Home We Aere

by Richard Paez

Florida sky
So blue you could swim in it

Cassie careful-footing
Cassie nose a-dripping
And I'm arm-stretched,
Arm-stretching
Wide-limbed and spread-eagled
Swimming...

Cassie prowls
And Cassie points
We're home we're
Green-Grass sway and
Blue-sky spread
Waiting

We've put the books down today
Found some bones to chew

We're home we're
Cock-eared praying
Pointing at nothin'
And pleased 'bout it
Yes we're
Cock-eared praying
we're home we're

Finding some bones to chew
Putting down the books today
Me and Cass a-prowling
Waiting for Ma
Deep down under
Your Florida sk(eye)

So blue you could swim in it

04/23/2007

Author's Note: I was wrong. But at least Cassie was and is still with me.

Posted on 04/23/2007
Copyright © 2020 Richard Paez

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 04/24/07 at 03:07 AM

Beautiful, perfect imagery. Especially in the first and last stanzas. Wonderful work.

Posted by Marianne Reddan on 05/06/07 at 05:00 AM

this has simply brilliant flow

Posted by Traci Mabats on 07/21/07 at 11:17 PM

yeah, its so fluid you could swim in it. *grin* Sorry! That was terrible.

Posted by Bethany Lee on 10/08/07 at 06:36 PM

Living in Florida, I could hug this piece. I see the happiness, I see the carefree sway of walking nowhere. "Putting down the books today" It's good to take a break every once in a while...

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