01/22/2014

This monster
in the deep of you
and me the sky

The sea blind
bound

Hearts of tidal
shoals
the sound.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

When I wrote The Whale, I was in the middle of re-reading Moby Dick.

BIO:

Jessica Mondres is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago, IL, where she is an Associate Artist with 16th Street Theater. Her photography and puppetry will be featured in the upcoming Mariposa Nocturna, a Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs workshop in residence. The Whale is her first published poem.
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