Issue #10 June 2019
Detail from Thirty-third (The View Is So Very Nice) by Tim Frisch

Mariel Fechik

From the Water

There is a downpouring—

the kind of rain that does little to cleanse and more
to flood      to choke      to block

leaving everything a filled barrel,
coins at the bottom and a fish for you
to shoot,

when you’re feeling cold-blooded enough.

You forget how not to beach yourself
when these wet seasons roll in,

standing mouth open to the water,

ready to expel
when everything dries up.