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2015 BERMUDA BUILDING
Short Story & Poetry Contest
Not a log like Nathaniel W. Hutchings,
a sea captain, kept of weather, sea tides,
although the Longtails dip, crease the sky
which he recorded, resemble the dimples,
lines across her skin the coral water makes.
Neither is it the log of letters her grandfather
wrote, sent to family from London, azores,
Jamaica. mail spouted through the front
door letter slot like waves flow down,
deflates. The sea’s hand presses fingers in
to feel for ripeness to take, pluck, own, engulf,
put in a pocket, take home, leaves wobbly
prints. as if, if she stayed in, she would become
the size of a fetus again, turn in a mother’s belly
over, over inside a rhythmic washing machine.
No, not logged like men in the Northwest
negotiate trees downriver, but yes, adrift,
floating away as if felled from the blue stream sky.
By nancy anne miller