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suface tension

	surface tension

a bird might have drown in it,
	beaten wings, quivering.

the black water
	of a shallow fish pond
		reflects the silence.

opaque
	like a pudding,
		sluggish as soup;

... I am drifting
	breathless
		like a bubble,

waiting - waiting,
	lying so still,
		trying to conceal

a deeper spot,
	an undercurrent within.
		like a jellyfish-

hidden in a storm,
	floating tautly,
		drifting inward.
oil, collage on mounted photo, 20" x 28"
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JAMES W JOHNSON