Troubling the Heave

You wake inside the bones of a ship sailing amniotic
oceans tidal pools tears of the crocodile – your nightgown a second skin
clings like a reputation for sin.

No crying –

Seahorse fetus a treble clef troubling the heave and pitch
waves crashing cursing your old carousing self – one two three you and me
hard-to-lee slack lines head over heels kiss-crossed tossed to sea.

~ Katherine Lawrence

Katherine Lawrence writes from Saskatoon. She has written two books of poetry (both published by Coteau Books) and a short fiction chap book (Jack Pine Press). Her award winning work has been published, broadcast and staged both provincially and nationally.

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