Silver Skin
Libby Copa

They press upward against the currents
to make small eddies with slow movements
(a quiet disturbance on the water)

They have spent their whole lives searching for the estuary
that will break them from the salt chest

Whole lives under the cover of the deep
back and forth motion of the sea

Slipping through the weir

Navigating the falls

They exhale through their body

The salmon swim
in the ocean of each other


Libby Copa has an undergraduate degree from Prescott College and an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University. Her work has appeared in the publications Hanging Loose, Playground Journal, Matter and Breadcrumb Scabs.


Photo by Word Fountain
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