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Patrick Mackie

This image is of an outdoors swimming pool suddenly rising
clear into the air on a hot afternoon, keeping its shape
while the swimmers in it keep swimming, seemingly
not noticing as it levitates out of the ground and gradually

up

to about the level of the taller trees, where it hovers
in the sunlight, and the three or four swimmers in it splash
around, making waves that slap and quiver against the air.
Then the pool descends back down into the concrete.
Taken from 'New Poetries II'...
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