Lost Tadpoles

I saw Lynda Carter once,

(before she was Wonder Woman)
riding in the lead car
a convertible
in the Dothan, Alabama
Peanut Parade.

Dothan was full
of Christians
and tadpoles.

I tried to make Christians
of my creek-caught tadpoles,
saying to every damn one
I baptize you
in the name of
The Father
The Son
and The Holy Spirit.
Amen.
as i caught and moved them
(cupped in a creek-water-wrinkled paw)
from one Cool-Whip bowl of muddy water
to another.

But back to Lynda Carter
and how she rolled through that town
of lost tadpoles,
their small muddy evangelist
watching
and sure
for one moment
that she was

somewhere.

Dorn