Beneath the Surface

Look up and see the sun,
brilliant and refracted
as only winter can
shatter
d~a~y~t~i~m~e.
The chill surrounds you,
urging you to doze
like the trout,
suspended in three dimensions
to drift aimlessly
around that calm wash.
But you can’t.
You must stalk and capture
those
bubbles
you see
against the sky,
each their own
SUN,
providing light and life
in the cold below the cold.
That’s where life exists
as it does above,
just slower and without escape
unless someone breaks
the white glaring firmament
to reach
for
your
hand,
if they know what goes on
there
beneath the surface.

– Joseph Hesch

Author:

Jamie Dedes is a Lebanese-American poet and free-lance writer. She is the founder and curator of The Poet by Day, info hub for poets and writers, and the founder of The Bardo Group, publishers of The BeZine, of which she was the founding editor and currently a co-manager editor with Michael Dickel. Ms. Dedes is the Poet Laureate of Womawords Press 2020 and U.S associate to that press as well. Her debut collection, "The Damask Garden," is due out fall 2020 from Blue Dolphin Press.