coast ~ a poem by Laura McKee


bits of me have changed
where my hard edge gets worn down
and the wounds are salted
strung up with the bubbles of dulse
every passing jellied creature
has bounced against me
frissoned the melting clay
found blood in the chalk
some things are beyond me

Laura McKee

Laura McKee’s poems can be found in journals and online, including in Crannog, Butcher’s Dog, The Interpreter’s House, The Rialto, Molly Bloom, Ink Sweat & Tears. Also in anthologies, Mildly Erotic Verse (Emma Press), The Result is What you See Today (Smith|Doorstop). She tweets @Estlinin

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