five rubber ducks
in the underground
municipal pool
on the day of the
summer heat emergency
mayoral proclamation
amidst the open swim
for purposes of
simple body protection
are now half full with
these chlorinated waters
and rapid exchanging
their remaining air
but yet for now
beneath the
community center
column broken stair
still buoyant
they can float


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