Ancient monster, I remember the day
I first saw your face, spread my fingers
on the glass and breathed in awe. Eyeless,
your ghost peered through text and reflection
to welcome me home: This was the sea,
my daughter. Your time has come.
A.J. Odasso's poetry has appeared in Sybil's Garage, Mythic Delirium, Jabberwocky, Cabinet des Fées, Dreams & Nightmares, Goblin Fruit, and Strange Horizons. Her chapbooks, Devil's Road Down and Wanderlust, are available from Maverick Duck Press. Her first full collection, Lost Books, was released by Flipped Eye Publishing in April 2010.