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anything can happen. You find
yourself in a catamaran skimming

waves that shimmer fifteen shades
of sea-green, dark sky alive,

tinged purple, chartreuse, gold.
Wind whistling, whipping, wailing

twin sails, clangs and bangs
of rigging. Your belly & the balls

of your feet feel the velvet lap
of water, the flickering hum

of constellations, maps
to rudder you forward.

~inspired by the art of Kandinsky


Karen L. George is the author of five chapbooks and three poetry collections from Dos Madres Press: Swim Your Way Back (2014), A Map and One Year (2018), and Where Wind Tastes Like Pears (2021). Her work appears in Adirondack Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Indianapolis Review, Salamander, Stirring, Poet Lore, and I-70 Review. Her website is: https://karenlgeorge.blogspot.com/.

© 2022, Karen L. George

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