Neither Waving Nor Drowning


by April Salzano

Neither Waving Nor Drowning

Not sun, but reflection of sun.

Not reflection of sand, but sand

itself. Not only ocean’s water, but water

of ocean with reflection of sun

forcing itself onto beach full

of enough to drown a single leaf

crawling to a shore it will no longer recognize

from its position halfway home

where it will stay and become

something else entirely.

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Writers Bio

April Salzano teaches college writing in Pennsylvania and is working on her first several collections of poetry and an autobiographical novel on raising a child with Autism. Her work has appeared in Poetry Salzburg, Convergence, Ascent Aspirations, The Rainbow Rose, The Camel Saloon, The Applicant, The Mindful Word, The Weekenders Magazine, Deadsnakes, Montucky Review, Daily Love, Visceral Uterus, Crisis Chronicles, Windmills, and is forthcoming in Inclement, Poetry Quarterly, Decompression, Work to a Calm, Bluestem, and Connotation Press. The author also serves as co-editor for several online journals at Kind of a Hurricane Press.


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