portion of the artwork for Neil de la Flor and Maureen Seaton's poem

The Boy in the Water
Neil de la Flor and Maureen Seaton

Stranded like a small boat, a blue boat, he signaled for water.

He intubated himself profoundly, like a clam. He organized a revolt against bully pulpits.

It was then that all the water in the world turned against him. He called his mom, she called his sister. The social sciences cancelled him out.

Help, he almost said.

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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 29 | Summer 2010