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A Poem for the Woman in the Water

i am always surprised to see you here
not sure who i expect to see instead

yet there you are
the scars line up
the teeth check out

this is where I stabbed my palm
an accidental mark made of me

nothing that I can remember bleeding has ever been wrong, really

so you

must be we

but where could you be, see

it feels like i’ve really just been a cat
living in that maze
behind these windows
staring
watching
stalking
hawking all these lies that I am a

real person in this
real body living in that
real world out…

About

Moriah Rivera-Lawrence

An Oregonian writer and poet with a knack for the paintbrush and the camera.

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