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the tide rises, the tide falls | an oceanic literary magazine
Introduction to Hydroscapes II
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.
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