You Listen to Me
I. You listen to me drink me up with your eyes as if the world sunk into blue I listen to you hear your words as water. We’ve been here before thirsty, laughing II. The sandpapers pull the waves to shore. Salt crusted lashes, salted cheeks I lie still in the warm sand.
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Susan Colton, a California native, has made the Pacific Northwest her home for twenty years. Her poetry springs from the desire to recognize the light and shadow of the ordinary as sacred. Her writing has been influenced by Pablo Neruda, Denise Levertov, Adrienne Rich, Theodore Roethke, Lao Tzu and Dorothy Parker. Susan's other life passions include: preservation of the Earth, singing and watercolor painting.