At the Special Olympics

Sandra Ervin Adams

She seems no more than ten,
sweet, angelic, trusting,
her small, oval face
framed by short, brown hair.
Up to her waist in water, she
looks upward at her mother,
close by on the
wet, white tile floor,
in the chlorine-scented room.
One strap
slips off her shoulder.
She puts it back,
looks across the pool,
waves to her father,
filming her every move.
She smiles,
hears the signal,
starts swimming.



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At The Special Olympics Sandra Ervin Adams