Saturday, July 25, 2015
There is something so apologetic about
trembling shucks dripping transparent blood-
all secret tucks and patch-ups bared-
stench of a day's routine evaporating;
This, domesticity’s visceral scan.
Wind releases alkaline specters-
sharp bursts of briny mist.
Inbreathe stings in-
the satisfying gut-tug of a detergent sneeze.
- Jeena Mary Chacko
Image: Carlos Pérez Siquier