“The Siren” by A.J. Terlesky

The Siren

I am drawn in wave, from depth to surface, song within lungs
serpentine
woman
sinewy
frame
serpentine
creature
signaling
death
serpentine
I wave, song within lungs, am drawn from surface into depth.

A.J. Terlesky
9/9/2016

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TSPJ is a literary journal that is dedicated to The Skinny poetry form. A Skinny is a short poem form, created by Truth Thomas, that consists of eleven lines. The first and eleventh lines can be any length (although shorter lines are favored). The eleventh and last line must be repeated using the same words from the first and opening line (however, those words can be rearranged). The second, sixth, and tenth lines must be identical.

The point of The Skinny, or Skinnys, is to convey a vivid image with as few words as possible. Skinny poems can be about any subject. They can also be linked, like Haiku, Senryu or Tanka. To submit your Skinnys for publishing consideration, email: theskinnypoetryjournal@gmail.com with your poem, or poems, copied into the body of your email.