Jellyfish are only like 97% water or something

Tonight, I bet you are weaving anxiety angels into the living room carpet with your arms & legs.

Sipping wine.  Okay, chugging wine. Tongue-tangled on words like what if.

What if: what if girl slips underwater & jellyfish pour over her scalp,

find their way down her collarbone & onto elbows & shins, pulsing with electricity;

what if girl can’t take the sting : what if girl drowns : what if girl vanishes into the deep :

what if girl becomes long forgotten sediment on the ocean floor?

what if the current doesn’t take her : what if girl floats: what if girl swims : what if

girl grows wings & takes to the sky

–For V.

Day 3 of 30

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Jellyfish are only like 97% water or something

  1. “Sipping wine. Okay, chugging wine. Tongue-tangled on words like what if.”

    I like this line because I became tongue-tangled whilst reading it. I love it when poetry matches with it’s physical reading.

    Like

Share Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s