Gayla Chaney

Reflecting on "What the Water Gave Me"

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Two legs submerged beneath a world afloat,
spewing volcanic thoughts of love and death
enough to violate a tub half full
and drifting out to some elusive sea,
where island birds sprout forth from trees that seem
as natural as wedding songs to lovers.
Sail on before the water breaks and splashes
fluid images out on a cold, tile floor.

Copyright 1998, Gayla Chaney
Gayla Chaney’s work has appeared in numerous small journals, including Potomac Review, Fish Stories, Women's Words, and Re: Arts & Letters.  She lives in southeast Texas with her husband and three sons.  Gayla thanks her brother, Dennis, for introducing her to Frida Kahlo's work.

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