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flowers vs. sea

I am weaved into jaspers, 

             but if I could—Id be a water lily

Id be a dragon fly            inspecting and lying inside

petals                 he is foam on the shore but if I could—I’d make him

a grain of sand

             Id be the debris of a sunken ship 

Id be floating dandelion fuzz, carried through

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Rebekah M. Rykiel is a poet from Maryland. She has forthcoming or current publications in the Scarab at Salisbury University, Vernacular Press, and The Shore. She is an assistant editor for Poet Lore. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and watching movies.

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