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Bath Water

My father claims
I refused all baths
Until I was six, when we visited
Elliot Bay Beach
and I saw
how the cold, blue depths
--holding those starfish and sand dollars--
were the same clear, warm waters
washing away
my mango, dirt, and everyday.

Bath Water

My father claims
I refused all baths
Until I was six, when we visited
Elliot Bay Beach
and I saw
how the cold, blue depths
--holding those starfish and sand dollars--
were the same clear, warm waters
washing away
my mango, dirt, and everyday.

Lara Herrington (Watson)  27, Seattle

 
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