Rivulets wind ‘round, drip free of me
the overflow of me
the cold, languid shock of me
adrift in these deep waters
the expanse, the surface tension
gripping me, the bloated and floating me,
currents shift, concentric circles
press out from me… and I, bereft, afloat.
skittering water striders span
the pools of shadow and disappear
quick as ghosts
Here, a water hyacinth for my hair
a wide arc of curls sinking under,
the garbled frog-songs, the rippled
water sounds fill my ears and hum.
Christina Ward is a poet and naturist from North Carolina. Her work has been featured in online magazines such as Cameo literary magazine, the Arrowhead literary magazine, Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine, and in Wolff Poetry Literary Magazine. She is working on her first chapbook of poetry due to be released in 2019. Don’t Miss Updates on Christina’s Poetry and Book Releases!