How to look at a broken fountain
You see water running down the driveway. Somewhere a source gets turned off and a man in a plaid scarf tut tuts some kids who run away. You look at plaid. It could be someone’s clan. It looks like Dress Gordon. Can it be a fountain wrap? It’s a waste of time to ask. No one knows what is wrong. A girl in a plaid skirt says Huh and heads on to school. You look at a broken fountain. It has never really worked yet.
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Heather Cadsby is the author of five books of poetry. The most recent is titled Standing in the Flock of Connections (Brick Books).
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