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Booth Bay, Maine - Catie Wiley


Gulping down my destination

I flee my feelings, bite my dreamings,

gurgle out a lonely sound

as I swallow them down.


The river runs

like a heart stabbing arrow

glides

through the air,

in slow motion before it pierces.


A sailor offshore,

I gaze upon the pebbled horizon

wondering:

how can I run away

(and stay away)

if I’ve never succeeded before?

 

Catie Wiley (she/they) is a lesbian writer from Maryland. She's a contributing editor for Story Magazine and a poetry reader for the winnow magazine. Their work appears in Wrongdoing Magazine, warning lines magazine, and The B'K among others. Find her on twitter @catiewiley or at catiewiley.wordpress.com.

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