On the way down,
she sees what
blue swells
and whitecaps
are not: not fists
of diamonds,
nor rocking hips,
not rippling
limbs tossing up fish
nor are they sorry
for the depths
to which
they have plunged her
drowning ship.

Cheryl Snell's books include several collections of poetry and two novels.She keeps an author's blog, Shiva's Armsshivasarms.blogspot.comand a blog of art and writing, Scattered Light snellsisters.blogspot.com, with her sister Janet Snell.