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David Lawrence
A Small Amount of Me

If I drowned in a spoonful of water I would be less than I am
And smaller than I suspected.

I would be tiny.
I would be teeny tiny.

I would evaporate like my memory after I am dead—
The memory of myself
And others' memories of me.

I came into this world wanting to make a splash
But there was not enough water in the spoon
And the prongs of a fork

Could not support the puddle I wanted to walk across
Like Christ on pontoons.