Angry water reflects a mirror of
Shown to me one by one
Like a slide projector I have broken.
My pretend life is
Different from the one before me
A handcuff of small lotioned hands
Full of promise and sweat
Salt lures me with
But dissolves rendering it invisible
Before I can ask what my purpose is
Not by death but by
Into this version of myself.
Tammy L. Evans writes, walks, inspires, and teaches. She is the conjurer of everyday magic with short concise poems and stories. Her fiction has been published in Gone Lawn, Cabinets of Heed, Spelk, Five on the Fifth, Clover and White, Fiction Berlin Kitchen, Shorts Magazine, and Elephants Never. She is the lead moderator for the Sarah Selecky Centered community and a teacher for the school. You can connect with Tammy through IG @inspiretammy.