2011 Poetry honorable mention

Bubbles

by Jennifer Dix, Center in Molecular Toxicology

Let’s play bubbles, she says

You blow, me chase

I oblige her simple wish

And watch her run

Chasing gleaming transparent spheres

Deliberately bursting them with

Two toddler fingers

Extended just so

Come back, she calls

When one escapes into the sun

She giggles a tinkling sound

Golden hair a halo



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