4.  The Flats: A True Story

the fine silt the suction	(the tide out, the flats calm)

		the bride in the sublime:
		fir-dotted and sea backdrop

she laughs exclamation
	grins the silt's tremendous 
		her legs a millimeter one
			at a time pull,
	scoop scoop around 

				and the tide--

The East Village Poetry Web
Carrie Etter