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Marco Polo

Marco? He asks,
Lips pressing the globe
Of my belly, seeking a response
From north to south by southeast—
Round again east by north.

Our little explorer
Navigating the circuit
Of your amniotic ocean—
Charting fingers, toes
You tug your buntline—
Not yet ready to reply
                              Polo.

Marco Polo

Marco? He asks,
Lips pressing the globe
Of my belly, seeking a response
From north to south by southeast—
Round again east by north.

Our little explorer
Navigating the circuit
Of your amniotic ocean—
Charting fingers, toes
You tug your buntline—
Not yet ready to reply
                              Polo.

Isla McKetta  38, Seattle

 
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