Here is an excerpt from Anna Caron DeWitt's "Triptych in Salt Water" from the new spring/summer 2010 (vol. 7, no. 1) issue:
All the old bits
are flaking away. The pink meat ablaze
just beneath the first glassine surfacing,
a glaze of molecules between the flesh
and the ocean. Yamali's son is waiting,
buttered with vernix
to be her son. Everything is still
the same to him right now, water
going in, urine going out
the same green liquid. The crab is waiting
for not much. Not for the net.
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To read the rest of the poem, as well as more great poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, pick up a copy of the spring/summer 2010 (vol. 7, no. 1) issue today.