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Issue # 8 September 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Rachel Heimowitz is an emerging poet living in Israel. My poems have appeared in Poetica Magazine, Bare Hands Poetry, Silent Revelations, have been anthologized in Voices Anthology 2012, and will be upcoming in Poetry Quarterly.

Rachel Heimowitz

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Broken Open

The shore this morning
is like a painting she had once seen:
the wind rising like rhetoric,
gunmetal clouds closing
in, waves like soldiers
moving forward, one after the other,
pounding themselves to oblivion
on the rocks.
She turns her face
to the spray,
feels the wind grab her, wrap her spine
to belly
until her breasts pull and pucker,
her head high, her mouth
broken open–
then the rain–
those fat drops
that fall like tears.