Morning Routine

Pull the ocean from your lips

Leave the salt & pack sunlight in

Check nails, mouth, eyeline for color

Stand tall in riverwater

Squeeze sunshine with your teeth

Drip, sud all over

Fashion yourself a glimmer


Or a ghost, depending on the day

& it’s course form of drowning

Oil the body to trap the light

Color nails, mouth, eyeline depending

On how you would like to be found:

Resuscitated & glamour-wrought

(at least the hands are worth saving)

Or deracinated & nude as beginning

(pull off the ocean & try again)