I write and publish my poetry first on Instagram. Then on Sundays, I post the poem that received the most likes or comments here on my blog. Below is my most popular Instagram poem this week, “Above the Water Line”.
Lipstick perfected, in a water dress, she sighs for how he made her feel. His slender, searching tongue his well-honed, gripping thighs. The sight of her best self revealed, shining in his eyes. Whatever happens to her next, he happened then, and now she lies, hot-held, skin-peeled vitrified. Naked in a murky bath, afraid to stay alive. And all for want of knowing that other self that always welled, concealed from her, inside. It’s holding her afloat, right now, above the water line.