Siren

The water lapped at my ankles and I thought, what if I just kept going? Would it be so terrible, to taste your name like salt on my tongue?

The water lapped at my ankles. I dug my toes in the sand.


6 responses to “Siren

  1. This is so beautiful!

  2. Jennifer G. Knoblock

    Good call. 🙂 I like how you use the repetition of the first line–the physical thing that snaps the speaker back to reality.

  3. That last line makes me think she steels herself, an unexpected happy ending.

  4. “taste your name like salt on my tongue” is a great line.

  5. Very “Beaches of Cheyenne”, haunting.

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