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High Tide


I used to swim in your water with ease.
You were a spiritual bath that I’d close my eyes and relish in.
But now the tide is high.
The currents are forceful and unkind.
I try to bathe in you and the waters spit me out
before I even get to settle in.
It’s honestly smothering.
I just don’t enjoy swimming anymore.
It feels too much like drowning.

Jhane has a B.S. in Literature, Media, and Communication and an M.A. in Gerontology. She has been published in Wren's Nest, Blood Moon Journal, and more. She has also appeared on the Poetry Earthling Podcast and Poetic Sisters podcast. Keep up with her on IG @quotedbyjhane.

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