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Offering

I offered myself to the sea
A toe to start
Shaking knees
Blanching navel

It considered me
rolling my body like a sour candy

I would have let it swallow me whole

It spat me out
I gasped
newborn and aching

The waves brushed my ankles
Whispering
Go on home

Offering

I offered myself to the sea
A toe to start
Shaking knees
Blanching navel

It considered me
rolling my body like a sour candy

I would have let it swallow me whole

It spat me out
I gasped
newborn and aching

The waves brushed my ankles
Whispering
Go on home

Madeleine Peskuric  24, Seattle

 
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