Shallow Sea / by Leah Clancy

Diving is how
you’ll make something
of your life

Like some sort of sun flower, 
reach in all directions
until you find
another death

food comes and goes
and so do you
(you are food)

Imagine the weight
with which
you throw your body 
in the water

The wind churns 
and gasps at the water
as much as it can

tentacles are near,
open, waiting

Should the color fade,
I’ll take what’s left
and feed it to the younger

On the surface 
of the world,
that something—
it’s listening 
to the fin slapping

in what
of direction


Leah Clancy just moved to Los Angeles like everyone else. She still remains unrelated to Tom Clancy.