07/10/2013

The ocean was in her,
they said, as if all along

the ship had had the desire
to drown–

even if only now
was she realizing it.

BIO:

Rachel Richardson is the author of Copperhead (Carnegie Mellon, 2011). A recent Wallace Stegner Fellow, her poems have appeared in the Southern Review, New England Review, Slate, and elsewhere. She lives in Greensboro, NC.
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