POETRY

I Sink to Sing

By

cruel clothes

the sheer sea

rain squall

the cold weed

the steel throat

the storm skin

the black wine

salvaging

the ghost ship

in speared light

the rough sheet

of salt the sting

the sound of water

rushing in

Cally Conan-Davies studied literature and psychology in Melbourne, Australia. She taught and practiced bibliotherapy before moving to the United States in 2012. Her poems have appeared, and are forthcoming, in Poetry, The New Criterion, The Hudson Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Raintown Review, The Sewanee Review and The Southwest Review, among others. She has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize and Best of The Net. She lives in both Colorado and Oregon with her husband, David Mason, the current Poet Laureate of Colorado.

cruel clothes

the sheer sea

rain squall

the cold weed