Geraldine Connolly

Geraldine Connolly Poems

1. Blue Bridge 1/13/2003
2. In Praise Of Dawn 4/11/2012
3. Lydia 4/11/2012
4. New Territory 1/1/2004
5. Procession Of All Souls 4/11/2012
6. Regrets 4/11/2012
7. The Entropy Of Pleasure 4/11/2012
8. The Summer I Was Sixteen 1/13/2003
9. To A Joshua Tree 4/11/2012
10. Why I Was Sent To Boarding School 4/11/2012

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The Summer I Was Sixteen

The turquoise pool rose up to meet us,
its slide a silver afterthought down which
we plunged, screaming, into a mirage of bubbles.
We did not exist beyond the gaze of a boy.

Shaking water off our limbs, we lifted
up from ladder rungs across the fern-cool
lip of rim. Afternoon. Oiled and sated,
we sunbathed, rose and paraded the concrete,

danced to the low beat of "Duke of Earl".
Past cherry colas, hot-dogs, Dreamsicles,
we came to the counter where bees staggered
into root beer cups and drowned. We gobbled

cotton candy torches, sweet as furtive ...

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