waves: the salt


by Paxton Grey


hearts are cavernous and they are fists of blood / clenching and unclenching

until a final relaxation / know that salt chemically is more than table salt.

humans / hearts / seas / all built of salt and seizing / they are the opposites

attracting / they are transmitting electricity / like words between faces.

they are a mechanism of preservation / of floatation / which are the same

in the end / a final relaxation / a decomposition of particles / a dissolution


Paxton Grey (he/they) is a non-binary, neurodivergent software developer living in Virginia. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Sundog Lit, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Pithead Chapel, Empty Mirror, and elsewhere. They can be found on twitter @BaileyGWrites.