#NaPoWriMo – Day 20: “Transitions”




Transitions // by Jennifer Patino


you have to slip under
the murky water
to see what emerges
once the floods dry up

scatter across the sky,
searching, and the moon shines
like an open eye
unable to look away

bleed in to each other,
ink blots in olive oil,
and your throat is a
sponge absorbing reactive tears

a new surface approaches–
a place to rise to,
a soft spot to land on,
a home for a lost survivor

fill with a flow of blood
and leave footprints
beneath your skin
while the helicopters circle overhead

means you’ll cling to this mud
and wait for the vertigo,
for waves of paranoia nausea,
and for feelings of wounded exposure to pass





3 thoughts on “#NaPoWriMo – Day 20: “Transitions”

  1. Dear Jennifer Patino, I have missed your wonderful poetry on Twitter. Your account seems gone. But I found you here. I am happy you are still writing. My best regards and well wishes for you.
    Off T. Grid

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    1. Hello! So glad you stopped by the blog! I’ve had to give some things up due to health limitations. Social media is a bit too tiring & hard to keep up with. I’m struggling just to complete NaPo each day this month. But I’m trekking on. I’ll be here. My focus will be on the blog & I will be writing as long as I’m able. I hope you visit here again!


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