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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.
|March 17, 2015||A Postcard of Christ Carrying the Cross,||Patrick Donnelly|
|March 16, 2015||Want||Rusty Morrison|
|March 15, 2015||Dreams||Edgar Allan Poe|
|March 14, 2015||Deep in the Quiet Wood||James Weldon Johnson|
|March 13, 2015||Dark Matter and Dark Energy||Alicia Ostriker|
|March 12, 2015||The Uncanny Valley||Amanda Nadelberg|
|March 11, 2015||nocturnal heritage||Roberto Harrison|
|March 10, 2015||Current||Alan Soldofsky|
|March 09, 2015||Fanny Linguistics: Nickole||Nickole Brown|
|March 08, 2015||Night Fell||Florence Ripley Mastin|