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