from my recent journey through British Columbia and Alberta, Canada
People of Chilmark, Thomas Hart Benton, 1920
An international cast of tens
dons bathing suits to sit and soak;
twenty minutes suffice most folk
at thirty-nine degrees centigrade.
Some few have brought their youngsters in,
who splash with wild aquatic joy.
Do they amuse, or just annoy
the statues steaming in the shade?