The infant head crowns out,
mother's arm raised in battle.
Nipples strong and alert,
feet anchoring her stance
atop justice and precedent.
Folks stroll about the seaside,
as clouds break apart above her crown,
wind shaking a fishing boat, yet
she remains still, keeping watch.
Josh Medsker's work has appeared in many publications, including: The Brooklyn Rail, Red Savina Review, Into the Void, GuardianWitness (UK), and The Review Review. He can be found online at www.joshmedsker.com.
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