by Kaia Goodwin

On the beach we come to terms

with winter, letting the taste

of mullusks fall against our tongues

from ocean mist and dissipate

like the pulp of soft fruit.


I remember how you smiled then

eating ripe papaya

agreeing the flavor was like women

in summer as the juice fell

cool and tickling our warm lips.


You were saying goodbye

to the youthful heat of night, frivolity

shaping itself into gentle waves, receding

from the wild tides we had known.


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Writers Bio

Kaia Goodwin is a poet and writer form Cincinnati, OH. She has traveled the world collecting stories, mostly thoes of others and some of her own. She has taught Creative Writing with Upward Bound and facilitated Youth Writes Workshops in Kentucky.

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