Water Water by Kelly Spong

Flush my eyes to ocean and I’ll cry sea stars instead of rain, but how will the crops grow? I’m as lonesome as a dandelion bathing amongst the azaleas, their tongues taunting me about my girlish, yellow glow. I should have been a conch instead, floated through the oceans until finally I spotted land, like a drunk, helpless to tell his hand from the bottle.

Kelly Spong is a Cottey College and University of North Carolina at Asheville graduate, holding a BA in Literature with a concentration in creative writing. Her poem Blackmouth Blueface has been published in the Kakalak 2015 competition through Main Street Rag and she currently works for Disney Cruise Line, fulfilling her passion for travel. Kelly is also an active member of PEO, a philanthropic organization promoting women’s education.

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