• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 02
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The Dive

The waters part with minimal splash
embrace the new entrant to this
underworld of stones and sand
and shells and algae and seaweed
and waves and salt and tides
rolling in, dragging back

Severed from its body
eyes sad, resigned
not the whites-displayed wild
of panic, fear.

It’s the slenderness
she had noticed most
head angled downwards
a diver on the top board
poised to part the waters
ears a perfect vertical
with the forehead
and muzzle.