Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hannah Stephenson: "Surf and Turf"

The moss is out of control.
The rocks under the moss are out of control.
The ocean is also out of control.

Come to think of it
there is not one thing
growing based on your preferences.

Lob a rock at the water.
It plops in somewhere,
you assume.

You weren’t trying to skip it.
It can be calming to picture
the stone falling

down through the water, eventually
stopping on a surface
no one will ever touch.

It can also be calming
just to hold a rock
at the edge of some big-bodied water.

"Surf and Turf" by Hannah Stephenson. Published online by The Storialist on November 13, 2013.

Image credit: "Just the Dark Blue," painting by Gu Liang (originally monochromatic blue).

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