faces in the mist

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A towering face appears within the mist

Staring out at you, at everyone else too

And at its mirror image across the way

People waiting expectantly

Between the two

Identical pillars of glass

Watching every blink

Every smirk

Every facial tick

Watching

Waiting

For that moment

That precise and perfect moment

When lips purse

To provide an ideal portal

For the fountain’s spew

To douse the children below

Who are lined up for the privilege

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They squeal with delight

Laughing and splashing

In the cool water

that pools at their feet

Even as they are

Watching

Waiting

For another face

And another stream of refreshment

 

 

 

 

~Melanie Thomason

9 Comments

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9 responses to “faces in the mist

  1. Very strange image, but the children enjoy this water and face spitting water. 🙂

  2. I’m so glad you wrote this poem and used the image. It’s wonderful! It was a wonderful day.

  3. Wow, this is so interesting. I can imagine the anticipation!
    Nice to see you, Melanie. 🙂

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