Back in November, I read a post over at Laurie Purdie Salas's blog in which she called for two poems for her (now) newly released title from Compass Point Books, Write Your Own Poetry by Laura Purdie Salas.
I submitted two poems, one for each of the categories that Laura needed, and was thrilled when my bathtub-related poem was chosen for inclusion. When I was at ALA last weekend, I got to see and hold a copy of the actual book over at the Compass Point booth. My poem is there on the right-hand page, near the very small rubber ducky.
Wanna know what the poem says? Since I'm sure at least one or two folks out there might, here it is:
In the Bathtub of Possibilities
by Kelly Fineman
clearing a lake amid bubble mountains
directing battles between rubber ducks
my hair a floating halo
in a towel
too big for the rabbit-hole drain