the boys swore
despite the chaperones i danced cheek to cheek
sneak out intermission, drink gin
or corn liquor with coke
neck
my breast pressed heavy against a chest
harry was an ice cream con man
with the boys who muttered in small clusters to clap or tap dance
we'd meet then go swimming
i'd sit under my sun umbrella
climb the high dive, show off some new steps
or imitate those i'd seen
i gave a damned good show
we'd wait aall through the long afternoon
let the surface bend our seconds to elbows
i had the judge's reputation to protect me
he was never unkind only remote
and thoughmy mother was 40 when i was born
she nursed me 'til i was 4 years old.


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    General CommentThis is what I hear:

    "despite the chaperones"
    "heavy against a chest"
    "we'd wait all afternoon"
    "I had the judges..."
    "he was never unkind only remote"
    "she nursed me until I was 4"

    I think it's from the point of view of a girl.
    Joeyyyyon July 29, 2009   Link

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