Head first in the deep
I glide turquoise
didn’t know my body
could breathe clean
muscled strokes
I push deeper
suck a hose
on my lips that
gives me breath
sip oxygen
I brush through
liquid topaz
one could
shimmer down
here manifest in
something blinding

Kelli Frawley


Kelli Frawley is a poet from Knoxville, Tennessee. She recently graduated with a BA in English Literature and Hispanic Studies. Kelli was the head poetry editor for The Phoenix Literary Magazine at the University of Tennessee for two years and has published poems and articles through the university.

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