Thursday, June 11, 2009

Family Vacation by Kimberly E. Ruth

Droplets the size of tonsils,

like the child gnawing on the turkey
leg on a stick

on a bone,
it seemed.

I’ve seen scenes like this before,
in movies.

Old movies.
Similar figures

protected by garbage bags
and camouflage hats

treading through rain
forests and thick


People wait in lines for food;
an eight dollar hotdog

and a hat with animal ears.

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