The Salt Witch
TIDAL POOLS WITH REFLECTED LIGHT
Sennett, Tomas, Photographer (NARA record: 8464470)
Environmental Protection Agency. (12/02/1970 - )
I am a child of brine and sea water,
a witch born
in the tidal push.
A soft foam gathers at my head,
the crust of salt flaking off the moonskin
of night’s dreaming—
the meeting of sun and moon at tide’s edge
in their wayward time.
Perched upon each wave,
a bit of women’s salt,
pulling away each current,
a bit of man’s silt.
a fraction of heat
to move the salt home.
copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2013
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