Jessica P. Wick

i should like to lie
on the river, wholly well
instead of half-sick
my words unthreaded
while the weeds plait my
long hair, braid my
unlaced heart.
i want you
as a river wants to
move in its bed.
as a river will slow
at the mouth,
me too.

Jessica P. Wick is a writer, poet, and an editor of poetry at Goblin Fruit. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Mythic Delirium, Cabinet des Fees, and Jabberwocky. She has recently moved from the West Coast to the East, and when she isn’t dipping her toes in the sea she is regarding the first snow flurries with smug recognition and wide–eyed wariness.