same sand
leads to
all main points. won’t
inhale a balmy 59 with noses
but in other ways.
no screen and flashing.
believe. the story

so far.
counting minute years.
under toes.
what salt
water really tastes like.
burned and hushed.
toast to them. clench to
this bucket of blood.
moon fills in
and tide gets higher.
wake up

come out fighting.
see the sky
in ocean feet.

                                                                                                    --Ariella Goldberg


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