Helen Losse

Sep 28, 2010 No Comments by Sea Stories

It should be obvious

what happened on the beach
where moonlight called to us
by way of sea-foam the color of oysters—

where rounded sea-rocks bathed, sea-oats blew,
where sand was sculpted by and over time—

where his right hand with its hungry palm
settled itself on my left shoulder, even before
we drank wine the color of juniper berries.

*********First published in Redheaded Stepchild (Fall, 2009)
*********Nominated for the Best of the Net Award


Helen Losse’s first book, Better With Friends, was published by Rank Stranger Press in 2009. She is the author of two chapbooks, Gathering the Broken Pieces and Paper Snowflakes.  Her recent poetry publications and acceptances include The Wild Goose Poetry Review, Main Street Rag, Iodine Poetry Review, Blue Fifth Review, Referential Magazine, Hobble Creek Review and Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont. Her poem, “Four Snapshots of the Sea-Going Boats” won first place for poetry, 2009 Adult Writing Contest of the Davidson County (NC) Writer’s Guild. She is the Poetry Editor for The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature.

Autumnal 2010, Littoral Currents

About the Editors

Casey R. Schulke grew up along the Kuskokwim River in a rural Athabascan village in Alaska fishing for king salmon and mushing her sled dog team. She now resides on the shores of Resurrection Bay in Seward, Alaska. Casey's a poet, a naturalist, a dog-lover, has two birds, and is married to a wonderful man.
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