Poetry

Surface Evidence

Photo by Omar Willey
Photo by Omar Willey
On water’s surface evidence of wind
               also identical twins 
 of marsh grasses upside-down a darker tinge 
               also marbleized rainbow slicks
              in quiets by black mud
            also a stick
    also a white plastic bag
 red words say Thank You

Sky rides on water’s surface
                            perpetuates palette 
                without weight or repercussion
spreads sky grey to swamp water
stripes                       
       SKY 
       LAND 
       LAND
       SKY
                —sky lies 
              also floats 
below land 
           on the water’s surface 
Thank you

Pamela Hobart Carter loves Seattle as much for its water and mountains as for its bustle and creativity. She explores the Emerald City daily while walking her dog. Carter used to be a teacher who wrote on the side. Now she is a writer who teaches on the side.