Night Fall with Sea

BY ANN LOVETT

          sink
as if
          stone
sounding for bottom-
less
          above

swells and light
lift
          drop
flutter-wind
          wake

along the skinned
surface

          no
matter

          there is such
scintillate
          silence

such
          falling

          so
is the body
made
          salt-grit
spume
          slammed
to ground
          again
again

          so
it is shorn
          soundings
loosened

star-lidded

darkfall
          gold

to ink


Ann Lovett is a poet and visual artist living in Ashland, Oregon. She holds an MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art and an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College. Recent publications include the Bellevue Literary Review and an anthology, The Writer’s Studio at 30.

Image Credit: “Here I Am,” Chloe Kang

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