The Girl that Doesn't Know Winter
Somewhere near the equator
there's a girl that doesn't know winter,
and when the humid, after-the-rain-steam rises,
so does she.
Somewhere in the tropics
there is a girl that swims in the Atlantic every day,
diving head first
into the rip currents, doggy-paddle-diagonal, choosing to
emerge upon the sandbar and
morph into the person she always was.
Photo: Monica Barber