Aquatic Pipe Dream

by Leah Mueller

Faith has claws and scales,
skitters across the bottom

of oceans, emerges
from depths while the

tide recedes, sinks back
when the moon changes signs.

Faith walks along the shoreline,
points to spots no one else can see:

the disappearing horizon,
last flash of light at sunset.

In the distance, curve of earth,
and beyond, sailboats

in search of dry land, finding
nothing but wave after wave.

Artist: RicardoFX

Leah Mueller is an indie writer and spoken word performer from Tacoma, Washington. She is the author of three chapbooks and five books. Her most recent book, ‘Misguided Behavior, Tales of Poor Life Choices’ was published in September, 2019 by Czykmate Press. Her new chapbook, ‘Death and Heartbreak’ (Weasel Press) is forthcoming in October, 2019. Leah’s work appears in Blunderbuss, The Spectacle, Outlook Springs, Atticus Review, Your Impossible Voice, and other publications. She was a featured poet at the 2015 New York Poetry Festival, and a runner-up in the 2012 Wergle Flomp humor poetry contest.

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