The Maynard
Fall 2017

leaf kotasek

cold bright waves

once beneath a time
a poem fucked up my suicide attempt
just as i jumped off the waterfall a poem
began to sing in my skull
& distracted me when i was aiming my body for the rocks
i hit the deep green pool instead
so i climbed up
& jumped
climbed up
& jumped
over & over just for joy
while the poem washed over my head
in cold bright waves