Water Lilies

by Kersten Christianson

 

Tonight
I Facebook
under-share
a million
thoughts
imploding
in my brain:

Wineglass
drying mat …
Brandi Carlile
hugs with song,
stay in touch
with your grand-
daughter. Instead

I watched Claude
Monet paint water
lilies. Repeated
brush strokes
at Giverny
in a 30-second
video. I step

into shadows,
emerge from
reflections
of beryl,
alabaster,
leaf; hit
share.

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KERSTEN CHRISTIANSON

Kersten is a raven-watching, moon-gazing, Alaskan. When not exploring the summer lands and dark winter of the Yukon, she lives in Sitka, Alaska. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing (University of Alaska Anchorage). Kersten has authored two books of poetry: What Caught Raven’s Eye (Petroglyph Press, 2018) and Something Yet to Be Named (Aldrich Press, 2017).  She is also the poetry editor of the quarterly journal, Alaska Women Speak.  www.kerstenchristianson.com