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I would like to swim in the Atlantic,
to swim with someone who understood
why my fear of drowning plays less dire
than my fear of bones, walking the ocean floor.
I would like to sync my stroke with a beloved.
I’d like to stand on deck on a boat
and jump in the sea and say, follow me,
and know you would. The sea is cold
and it’s deep, too, I’d joke,
standing at the edge of the boat’s bow.
A wind breathes across the sea,
joining gently the edges of time.
With a dog paddling behind me,
I want to crawl across the water
without thinking about a future.
I have set my eyes upon the shore
and I hold you there—steady, in focus—
but let you go when, from below,
a voice breaks to the surface.
|November 27, 2011||Written on the Banks of the Arun||Charlotte Smith|
|January 03, 2013||Written in the Beginning of the Year 1746||William Collins|
|April 12, 2006||Wound||Inge Pederson|
|September 26, 2013||Worst Things First||Mark Bibbins|
|September 05, 2011||Work Without Hope||Samuel Taylor Coleridge|
|August 02, 2014||Work||Emma Lazarus|
|August 02, 2013||Wonder Cabinet||Tina Chang|
|February 07, 2015||Wonder and Joy||Robinson Jeffers|
|May 16, 2011||Woman in Front of Poster of Herself||Alice Notley|
|February 22, 2011||Wolf Cento||Simone Muench|