Water World

The sea swallowed her

And next pretended like it hadn’t ever happened

Maybe it hadn’t

Everything else stripped from us

it had become

A companion

One who made his opinion known

With gestures

A silent wake meant sleep

A menacing wave a foul mood

like the one that took Karen from St. Louis


We read into warm currents

And cold


we no longer thought of rescue

The ocean was all we needed

It was work

It was friendship

It was beauty

It was family

It was pleasure

It was pain

It was music

It was all

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