Take and Give

Romesa Syed, Luster. Mixed media, 2023.


By Carolina Jimenez


Dear God of water,

What am I

If not a child on your playground?


Bring forth your thunder,

Have no mercy;

Lend me your vitality,


and pulse,


Carry me to the unforgiving ocean

That both births and kills,

And I’ll let you decide

My savory fate.