Publication at The Screech Owl

Delighted to say that a poem has been published over at The Screech Owl. Unfortunately, The Screech Owl website has had to pack it’s bags since, and so I was very lucky to get an acceptance note before that happened. Thanks to the editor. Here is the poem.
 
Swim
 
Diving, a lungful

of held breath

slowly exhaled.

As the world is

restored aqueous.

 

A selkie emerges.

Unconfined by

noise, gravity or

theories of beauty.

 

The ghosts of

ancestral gills

wish to breathe.

Keep me

under their spell.

Air molecules

cascade.

Breathe.