Shadorma 264, 265, 266

From The Immediate and No Sooner, published in 2021. Poems written 1/2/2020.

Shadorma 264

Like an ant
destination fixed
the old man
stooped and pale
water-walks the heated pool
swim trunks bagging out

Shadorma 265

the pool is covered
Picnic ground
topped in frost
Waterslide a slick of ice
brown leaves skitter down

Shadorma 266

The echo
of the basketball
The quick bounce
The dribble
The shot that bangs off the rim
One guy in the gym