Introduction to Hydroscapes II


Jess Gersony

Holding you there are no hard
surfaces, like bound water if it was

much denser, or soil sacks. The weight
of your arm – how have you carried it

all this time? We walk along the
ocean, not on a beach, but on a path

supported by large rocks and count
the ducks: eiders, mallards,

buffleheads, even mergansers.
The earth received a new mini-moon

a few weeks ago. Only about the size
of a boulder, too small to impact tides.

Jess Gersony (she/her) is a poet and plant biologist exploring human-environment interactions. Her poetry has appeared in The Sycamore Review and Off the Coast.