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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.
|September 21, 2011||Why I Am Afraid of Turning the Page||Cate Marvin|
|September 28, 2011||Whose Story of Us We Is Told Is Us||Shane McCrae|
|April 11, 2013||Whom You Love||Joseph O. Legaspi|
|March 03, 2012||Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand||Walt Whitman|
|March 17, 2011||Who goes with Fergus?||W. B. Yeats|
|January 22, 2015||Whiteacre||Monica Youn|
|March 05, 2013||White T-shirt||Lewis Ellingham|
|October 06, 2011||White Stork||Michael Waters|
|February 06, 2014||White Days||Priscilla Becker|
|April 15, 2011||White Box (notes)||Laura Mullen|