I was wed to the ocean, deeply.
It was tranquil like a graveyard,
but it made for a good listener,
as I wanted a coffee confidante.
But now the waves just welcome me in,
with a curl of a palm,
and one hiccup, and it’s done,
and now it is time for sink or swim.
Amanda Tumminaro lives in the U.S. with her loving family and her cat. She’s been published in Underwood Press, The Ginger Collect and The Phoenix, among others. She has also had a chapbook published titled “The Flying Onion” (2018) by The Paragon Press.