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the king of water and fish and things
with his iron trident
grasped so tightly
slammed his second fist into the
bedrock of the sea
and I,

sitting up at the lighthouse
cold hands clasped contemplatively
on my knees
and legs dangling over the
churning black deep,

said “don’t you take that tone with me”

Gretchen Tessmer is a writer/attorney based in the U.S./Canadian borderlands of northern New York. Her work has appeared in such venues as NatureAndromeda Spaceways Magazine, and Abyss & Apex, among others.
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