Fidalgo Island at Fifteen

Trespassing the golf course
in early morning hours,
sprinklers surprised them
with a warm cold soaking.

Hand and hand they laughed
and hopscotched puddles,
returning to the safety
of his secret sanctuary—

her father watched the clock
and chain-smoked on the porch,
their weather-making universe



Selected for Poetry Corners, 2013.  This annual event celebrated National Poetry Month, and was sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council.  The theme was mischief.

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