shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Megan Stratford


Kept Close

Kneeling in the sand on all fours,
water accentuating the waist I didn't have

like a million, micro suction cups clambering
to be kept close.

No time to catch my breath,
before loosing it to another swish

of enthusiasm, white caps insisting
that I backstroke aimlessly into the

familiar slap of the Atlantic and sting of salt.