Éléphants Nageurs

The camera man shoots up

at the feet of elephants

swimming by.  On their faces

joy and surprise that the burden

of gravity has been lifted.

Their trunks curl upward

snorkeling air and waving

hallelujah like a gospel choir.

The program is in French,

but no translation is needed.

Nor could any language

explain why they’d obey

the command to come ashore.

Spiraling into Control

by Alarie Tennille

Table of Contents

Chambered Nautilus

The Inside Story

First Sight

Daddy Would Know

Éléphants Nageurs


Wild Alice

Natural Order

Vermeer at Home

Since Jeanne d’Arc

Second Grade

Daily Work

The Quilters of Gee’s Bend

Cavalier Manor

The High Cost of Milk

Daddy Hits a Policeman

August Afternoon

A Question of Weather

Tomato Invasion

Bringing Home the Bacon

Letters from Home




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