Bath Salt

by Laura Rojas

god I hate the feeling of waterbeds forming on my face under my eyes, under my skin riverbeds like table salt, licking a whole cube of it (like you did when you were only five, six, seven years old)

 a drop of it on your tongue at the most unexpected moment

a riptide of loneliness urges me to hold myself together
one arm across my chest another arm under my ribcage
   my crystal ribcage

(I can still feel the weight of that moment
deep in the center of the universe
   my universe)


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Everything All At Once is out of print from The Blasted Tree Store.

Laura Rojas

Contributing Author

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Everything All At Once by Laura Rojas is a Blasted Tree original collection of poetry.

ISBN [Digital]: 978-0-9939300-9-6

Cover Design by Kyle Flemmer - Cover Image by NASA, ESA, K. Kuntz, et al.