Water – Sarah Brown Weitzman

Even those born under its sign
peering over the rail into depths
unimaginable beyond

light and warmth
where huge hungers heavy with eons
wait in the slime

even they remember nothing
of a time before time
before light, before land

when there was only water.
Salt though our tears
we have forgotten

those grey beginnings
but moving like rivers
through unfocused lives

always this great thirst.


SBWeitzmanSarah Brown Weitzman, a Pushcart Prize nominee, has been widely published in hundreds of journals and anthologies including THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, NEW OHIO REVIEW, RATTLE, MID-AMERICAN REVIEW, POET LORE, THE BELLINGHAM REVIEW, SPILLWAY, etc. Sarah received a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A departure from poetry, her fourth book HERMAN AND THE ICE WITCH, is a children’s novel published by Main Street Rag.