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Liquid Memory 

By Lindsay Zier-Vogel

Watermark: visible when held against light

Michelle Silagy

Toronto April 24-26, 2003

she frames her lips

to give them context

always opening the window to pray.

~

she looks at the world through fingers (hers),

framing summer sound: woodpecker, lake echo,

she prefers watching sound to listening,

her fingers round her eyes, ears blinking open.

~

there is a line only two of them know about,

the line in the lake where the sand rises

up to meet their dives,

a line that reminds them of the sand castles their mom guarded back on land,

and reminded them of the shore they had left only minutes before.

~

she loves the complete disorientation of lake

where arms are no different from legs,

hands from feet,

sound from silence.

 

she loves the lake,

where all reference points – line and light

are lost,

a world, halfway between surface and sand

clocked by the pull of lungs. 

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