the city races by

sirens wail  

and traffic stalls   

in some rush of crazy time 

but in slow motion  

the dolphins swim 

bathed in shining sun 

that sun is diamonds on their skin 

their discovery is youthful fun 

  

What do those dolphins really know 

of how this world is spent

they frolic in the great unknown 

breathing in a magic moment 

 

Miles up over NASA 

men are tethered there in space 

above the earth 

they swim in air

they are somewhat the same 

like those children 

in the swimming pool   

in a moment of transcendence 

outside of traffic and business schools

on a threshold of innocence 

 

What do those dolphins really know 

of how our world is spent 

they frolic in the great unknown 

alive in a magic moment 

what do those dolphins really know 

of how this world is spent  

they frolic in the Great Unknown 

breathing in a magic moment 

   

 

Dolphins

 

In the summer  

the children swim  

at the outdoor swimming pool 

the sun is diamonds on their skin

they play like fish in schools 

underwater 

in slow motion 

like dolphins in the sea 

the pool is their tiny ocean 

their laughter rises free 

 

Outside the water 

beyond the walls

  

Gerald Nicholas Simpson.  All rights reserved.