Lynne Thompson

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Lynne Thompson is the author of Start with a Small Guitar (What Books Press, 2013) and Beg No Pardon (Perugia Press, 2007). She received an Artist Fellowship from the City of Los Angeles in 2015. Source  

The Sticking Point

...the sea deep as love. 

-Mary Ruefle, “Rain Effect”‚Äč

 

Because the blue and green of it

 are content.

 

Because I’ve opened my mouth

 to the salt and it tastes almost

 

like midnight or a wound. Because

 I will fall faster and lighter and

 

farther where there is no barrier reef

 but that’s not the sticking point.

 

See how sea enjoys a spirit of silence

 in its eels, its starfish. Because.

 

One poet dared to write the sea cold as

 love and knew I would ponder what

 

she meant: how the choices are few

 for all who ignore women in revolution.

Published:

2017

Length:

Shorty

Literary Movements:

Contemporary

Anthology Years:

2021

Themes:

Ars Poetica

Nature

Womanhood

Literary Devices:

Allusion

an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference

Anaphora

a figure of speech in which words repeat at the beginning of successive clauses, phrases, or sentences

Epigraph

a short quotation or saying at the beginning of a book or chapter, intended to suggest its theme