The first thing you’re gonna wanna do
is find yourself the prefect river-fed pool.
If you’re looking for a rainbow,
the colored stones on the bottom
will do just fine
Spiced with white and black stones
on the edge
where you will sit and stick your feet in.
You’ll notice the volcanic gneiss
the river falls over
looks a like a miniature mountain range.
You’ll also be forgiven for mistaking them as waves.
I assure they are not waves
–at least not of water–
as tested against my shin and skin.
But perhaps they are just very slow moving waves
harder than water, softer than diamond.
The liquid portion of the river sneaks
around and over and through these.
The technique I will show you
will have you making perfect ka-blmps
within three hours. Four tops.
Be sure to have eaten beforehand.
Find a medium-sized rock, preferably round.
Too large and it’ll sink quickly
giving you a little blump, without the ka-
which is really the whiole point.
Too small and you’ll get a quick
Find one the size of a child’s heart.
If it’s beating, even better.
Now, you’ll want to find the perfect depth.
Too shallow or too deep
and you’ll find yourself in the wrong register.
You’re going for medium to low range,
with a healthy splash.
If a blue dragonfly comes by and asks what you’re doing,
just smile and say, “Experimenting.”
After all, they are the ones who invented
tandem aerial fornication–
so yeah, they get experimentation.
The water bugs seem used to this sort of thing.
They’ll scatter for a few seconds, then re-congregate,
riding the ripples.
By this time, you’ll notice the changing light,
and subsequent patterns on the water,
creating stretch marks up the taller trees
and flip-flops of green and black on the smaller ones.
While trunks of firs become giant worms
grey and gyrating.
Don’t be alarmed. They rarely bite.
Once you get a dozen or so ka-blumps in a row,
you’ll notice a peculiar, but healthy side effect:
Concentric circles emanating
from where your child’s heart ka-blumped
ring upon ring
gently lapping at your ankles
ring upon ring
leaping up your torso
ring upon ring inside you.
Can you feel them?