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C. 'water bucket' October 23, 2018 Jane Tims

~

fetching water

~

‘Strength in those arms,’

says Mama. ‘Fetch

me a bucket

of cold water

from the well.’

~

‘Need one of those

pumps,’ says Papa.

‘Painted iron,

hornbeam handle.’

~

‘No need,’ says Thomas.

‘I know how to drop

the bucket

so she fills

the first time.

~

‘Echoes lift

from well-stones.

My face down there,

winks on the water.

Strength in these arms.’

~

~

Copyright   2019   Jane Tims

~

All my best,

Jane

Written by jane tims

August 9, 2019 at 7:00 am

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