Poolside 1:15 P.M.

Sitting poolside at 1:15 P.M.

simply amazed by the potporri

of culturs intermingled in the

aqua-fried waters steaming in

the sun drenced blaze of July

Each bather laughing and frolicking

in the same liquid fun

ignorant of any bias here

at least on the surfaces

over which they all splash together

even here in the deep south....

where once men

and women and children

wore chains while others

depended on them

for most of their daily needs

Now black and white mingle

in a checkerboard of life

moving as one in a peaceful kingdom.

sometimes i wish the whole world

was sitting permanently poolside

at 1:15 P.M.


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Daniel Townsend 6 years ago

Very enjoyable read, and certainly relevant to today's society. I liked it!

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pbwriterchick 6 years ago

Don't ya love that? I remember going on vaca and feeling this same way... all kinds of peeps in the pool and hot tub.. just relaxin together and enjoying the day. :)

poetlorraine 6 years ago

how it should be for sure, and so beautifully expressed by you......

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