Genius in a Bottle
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Genius in a Bottle


Creating a thirst to be quenched

Waves crashing across the ocean surface
by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Mixed water with salt
and drank from a cup
to inspire a thirst

Drinking’s never enough
when you’re wet to the bone
from the grief taken up

I’d carried it like a woman
who spends her day
dipping into the river
and bringing home buckets
balanced on…



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Sydney J. Shipp

Sydney J. Shipp

Published poet. Expressing in words, the universal feelings inspired by my experience of life. Instagram: SydneyJShipp, Twitter: @SydneyJShipp