"Life's a Beach!!!"


Andrea McGinty


Super 8 Jamaica

Queens, NY


I think about the cold,

about ambling around that place

in my hoodless winter jacket,

drinking an espresso too strong

for my baby teeth.


I think about lighthouses

sending off beacons

of sound and feeling,

my blind apprehension.


I think about standing on thresholds,

between seasons,

chasing transcendence,

glittering slow turning.


I'm still grabbing

at brightnesses,

coming up empty


Words by Rachel Hyman

Previously published by Pangur Ban Party

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