Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Our Children

Our Children
Desha Kelly

he said our children would want a water park
instead of some deserted beach
a pirate island for snorkeling
could be private property
laced with spies
coral under the feet
the water park with its chain link
DO NOT signs
lifeguards and Pepsi
legal and commercial
manufacturing smiles and chlorine
the occasional fatality
keeping it just real enough
I could have said I wonder what our children would choose
I wonder what they would love
instead I said nothing
have none

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