Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Poolside in Satin (573)

plastered in turquoise 
where my grandmother sits 
dressed in red  
satin  arms submerged  
in a poolside 
cocktail  rippling 
like window glass  before 
I truly emerged  
even as I gasped for air  
she was there  
her neck a faded quilt 
maribou ruined 
by my mermaid persistence
resisting the pull 
of dripping feathers  no longer 
floating like blood


(c) 2018, by Hannah Six