(Published Atlas Poetica 

      Number 37 2019)

of kindred spirits


an'ya, Oregon USA   

Debbie Strange, Canada


far apart

but soulful singing

keeps us close

sisters of the salt

on pendulum tides


I dreamt

the oracle of oceans

left your voice

inside an empty shell

for me to find at dawn


a sailor's sky

making the briny blue

palette purple

you are my second self

an ama freediver


kindred spirits

we take flight below

the waterline

bodies like quicksilver

among shoals of herring


november gale

mother mary's petrels

seeking shelter

we travel side by side

reflections in the surf



by pelagic winds

our bones

come to rest at day's end

upon each other's shores