With Cinderella at Dusk, the Beach Ball


With Cinderella at Dusk, the Beach Ball

perch on
world’s edge
low tide kissing
rocks, hair stroking
wind, arms drunk on
fading light, the wheeling dance
a summer after-everything or
dusk at the beach ball/
sand massage bar the
sea-glass dunes bare
those eloping heart
hunters trysting
slick bodied
sky licking
hard on

Shawna Ayoub

Shawna Ayoub is an essayist, fiction writer, poet and instructor with an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University. Some of her work has been published in The Manifest-Station, Role Reboot, [wherever], The Huffington Post, The Oxford Review and Exit 7. Her writing explores the intersections of race, place and survivorship. She writes with honesty about her own experience in order to transform pain.

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