The Sea’s Treatise
I entered the world already wed―bound
to sky, my fathomless other. We were one
continuous shimmer over the land; a blue bliss
of wind and current, gannet and manta.
On the third day, divided; or so it was written.
The seam at the farthest edge of your vision―
horizon―an illusion, for day and night we brush
against one another at that imaginary parallel.
Even clothed in gloom, she falls upon me, rides me
into swells, into motion. Her moods colour mine.
God is not that pitiless.
Barbara Sabol's fourth poetry collection, Imagine a Town, was awarded the 2019 Sheila-Na-Gig Editions Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared most recently in Mezzo Cammin, Evening Street Review, and The Copperfield Review. Barbara’s awards include an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. She conducts poetry workshops for community literary organizations. Barbara lives in Akron, OH with her husband and wonder dogs.
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