A poem by IVY GAO.
plucked from the depths of the cosmos, snug as a pea,
pearl-soft, toes to the moon, mind a starry sea.
a twitchy hatchling, a tickly tadpole,
a wriggling fish, soft as cookie dough.
damp as a lilypad bathed by a sun-shower,
velvety as the belly of a cherry-flower.
slick as raw yolk, and twice as sunny,
jumpy as a wood clock, pink as a bunny.
hairless as an onion, a tulip bud
scampering across the sky, a happy bug.
warm as a kiss in the morning mist,
a loaf of bread rising, damp with yeast.
in the midsummer sun, a springy sprout
curled like a question mark, tummy to the clouds.
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