If I Were a Water Lily

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Contributor: Susie Gharib

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If I were a water lily,
I would leave my oars ashore
but beat the ripples of your pupils
with a pair of translucent rods,
made of buds.

If I were a water lily,
I would slumber among your thoughts
which float unruffled by turgid currents
that the subconscious stirs in myriad forms,
maintaining poise.

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Susie Gharib is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde with a Ph.D. on the work of D.H. Lawrence. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in multiple venues including A New Ulster, Crossways, The Curlew, The Pennsylvania Literary Journal, The Ink Pantry, and Mad Swirl.


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