“You Fill Another Page” (A Poem)

McKenzie Lynn Tozan
Mediterranean and Me
2 min readApr 5, 2023

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Photo by Tom Bradley on Unsplash

Happy Wednesday, friends! We’re five days into April, AKA: National Poetry Month, and to celebrate, I’m going to finally get started on my Seafoam Green Poetry Series that I promised when I began posting my “Not Your Typical Digital Nomad” Series. Right after I started writing those articles, some major life events happened, and I had to step away from writing them for a bit — but now that everything is settled, the winter is almost over, and I’m back to my writing schedule again, it’s time to get back to it!

Each of these poems will be written by me and will be based on natural observations along the Mediterranean coastline, primarily Croatia. All future photos will be taken by me, as well (though I will note if the poem is meant to be an ekphrastic piece).

And now — to the poem…

YOU FILL ANOTHER PAGE

as if it were only the world passing — two King cobras
who learned how to dovetail

in the dark, a woman
without her clothes, an eye

that washed up somewhere
in Southern Florida, all blue.

From a swordfish, they say.
The disembodied object falls

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McKenzie Lynn Tozan
Mediterranean and Me

A Dino Poet, Novelist, Book Reviewer, Double EIC, & Midwestern Girl in Croatia. THE DUPLEX out now! https://beacons.ai/mckenzielynntozanwrites