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Maxine Kumin
THE LESSON

Eleven. Your hour of danger
you come with towels and blessings
down to the sound of the water.
Today we begin with the side stroke.
All of you now can float
all of you now are braver
by inches than yesterday

and yesterday even is over.
And now we will lie on our sides
on the sand and pretend we are swimming
where for the click of a moment
a dragonfly lights and reverses
sending the sun motes swimming.
Up out and together we glide

and this is known as a scissors.
We point our toes for the reason
of maximum thrust with the smallest
resistance. The smallest resistance
causes the water to wrinkle
under the thrust of the lilies.
The season reverses the lilies

and let us change sides, remembering
it is the top leg goes forward
forming the blade of the scissors
wherefore the cattails unseaming
go rattletatat in the marshes
seeding the smallest of moments
all of us braver by inches.

The children are gone. I lie flat
on the rib edge of a canoe
assaulting the thin edge of water
holding the noon on my eyelids.
Now there is only the water
and the sound of water forming
under the slope of my spine

wherefore the season reverses
the dragonfly clicks and is gone
the cattails resist in the marshes
drowned men thrust under my bone.

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