Bathing in lavender-fragrant froth broth-soothing warmth the spigot a fountain of water-to-water solace a patient percussion slowing the heart drum reminding me Float the day broken stove ruined quiche forgotten bills soured milk leaf-littered garage season shifts and endings. Float the day before sleep in purple meditation water-cocooned massage my tub, an ocean my body a raft, buoyant and brave toes pointing out to sea and the next day.
Catherine Arra is the author of four full-length collections and three chapbooks. Her newest work Solitude, Tarot & the Corona Blues is forthcoming from Kelsay Books in 2023. Arra is a native of the Hudson Valley in upstate New York, where she teaches part-time and facilitates local writing groups. Find her at www.catherinearra.com