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.