An Angel Swims
Her body of air knows its way
as she swims in the water,
feels the hush of the ocean’s touch.
She sees the sun’s light keeping pace
by her side, hears the slow sound
of rush her rhythm creates,
tastes the salt that brims her lips,
smells the seaweed that trims
the shore, knows the time
has come, as the tide recedes,
to find her wings before dark sets in.
Janet Krauss, who has two books of poetry published, “Borrowed Scenery,” Yuganta Press, and “Through the Trees of Autumn,” Spartina Press, has recently retired from teaching English at Fairfield University. Her mission is to help and guide Bridgeport’s young children through her teaching creative writing, leading book clubs and reading to and engaging a kindergarten class. As a poet, she co-directs the poetry program of the Black Rock Art Guild.