DIVINITY AS AN OCEAN MELODY

ebonywisp girl cupped a rose into glass hands:

 

a splash of crimson under moon shadows.

 

she stargazes and paints them 

 

salmonpink with dry, fine strokes like an eclipsed

 

ocean, shining like seashells with

 

songs of the sea — voice calling to her, and she

 

thinks it’s you rising from seafoam

 

like a lush dream smelling of salt and seaweed.

 

girl shall paint you rich with the image

 

of a temple and make the paints smell of 

 

cloying waves as you touch her

 

with a scarred, foreign familiarity. and then you

 

let her go and fall back into the 

 

withering blue orb.


Bio: Ruby Carter is a young writer, graphic designer and over-consumer of cake. Her work is a testament to love, identity and sexuality.