He rose up over heavens and oceans
The wind and the waves turned to mist
Everything wants us to stay here;
the reflexes of light- glittering salt
the longing of sound- a slow exhale over the horizon
My prayer lies face down in these wandering waters
Ready to catch him when he falls
Erika Kamlert has contributed to poems or is forthcoming in Ink, Sweat & Tears, Academy of The Heart and Mind, Ordkonst, Komma, Pequod and Papi. She has worked as a teacher in creative writing and is translating her poetry into English.
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