Acts of surface tension

butterfly straddles a pool.
toes tremble.
ballarina balancing

bending to drink.
knees knock

Twisted tongue
unfurls and breaks
a surface that strains
towards her.

on elastic legs
she skates.
ice acrobat.

silver sheets
gleam in beam
of arthropod headlights.

-Dave Kavanagh

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