Taking the Waters

Taking the Waters by Lise Day

Ancient spring bubbles hot
source deep down earth’s core
Victorians modestly shrouded
itchy woollen bathing suits discrete
decorously languorously soaking
in mineral rich waters
wreathed in early morning steam

We plunge below the surface
splash shrieking down the super tube
children leap from pool to pool
bright with noodles swim- rings arm- bands
bikinis in neon lycra lime and fuchsia
the Muslim eyes behind the burka
look wistfully on till
daringly
she dips an emancipated toe.

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