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Kept forever in the air by the telling
grandmother's red rubber ball
again and again
across the deck, over the rail
startling sea birds
always too high for her small-girl hands
in a lazy, backward arc toward Denmark

Sheryl Sirotnik is a landscape designer living in Kirkland. She loves spoken word, sees poetry in most things and feels fortunate to live in such a beautiful place.