My First Published Poem

Inscape, BYU’s literary journal, accepted one of my poems. For some reason the entire issue is not available online so I will include it here.


They say she left the home of God

a cataclysm of wild hair and one syllable words

They say she leapt the salt spray of rolling swells

and alighted in a mess on her pillow

They say she paid eight turtles and a conch shell

for a fist full of sand

They say she went into the dark

and told it to fly through her plaited braids

They say time slips through her hourglass figure

and accumulates on her stone tile floor

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