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Pool Party

Pool Party   - Mir 6/15/2015

It was a birthday party
by the community pool
a pool so shallow, an adult couldn't swin
yet there she was a little girl
floating in slow motion
under the surface
and above the bottom
limbs swaying with the waves
ears deaf to the noise
taking in water
for who knows how long
...
I saw the father
doing chest compressions
blowing air into her mouth
between screaming her name
gutteral, urgent, desperate imploring screams
over and over
as hypnotized we watched
everyone else seemingly on 911
...this went on for an eternity.
Phone: Sir what is the name of the apartment complex?
I don't know...it's where this girl is drowning
Sir, what is her condition?
I don't know...lifeless
Sir, who is attending to her?
Jesus! I don't know...don't you have a drone overhead when you need one
Sir, what is your name?
seriously?
Sir, what is your phone number?
Really, you don't have caller id?
...
a dripping wet hulk of a man continues chest compression
on a little body in a purple b…