Gingerbread House Lit Mag

Croak

My words are more toad
than diamond.

I can feel them,
sticky toed against my vocal cords

their smooth wet bellies
dragging against my tongue

I can kiss all day
and it will change nothing

but the taste of pond water
in my mouth

Kaela Martin

 


Kaela Martin’s work has appeared in Thin Air MagazineCatfish CreekTHAT Literary ReviewOn the Veranda, and others.

Artwork: Līga Klavina, Water
Website: 
http://liigaklavina.deviantart.com/

 

 

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