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Digital Print on Paper

12" x 12"



The Joy of Procrastination

by Emily Calvo


She hears her name in the space

        between waves 

                pretends she doesn’t


Dips her bucket into waves

        turns inland as

                water spills over the lip


She stops before reaching

        the voice of home

                the voice repeats


Tiny hands tip the bucket

        to drip like a leaky faucet

                painting shadows in the sand


Each drop slows the clock

        to stretch her bliss

                drown departure in her .



The Joy of Procrastination

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