by Nathalie Goykhman
She preferred to unroll her mat
rather than unrolling her tongue while on a couch
in a bland office: dull art
and sentimental trinkets with
precautionary tissues perfectly placed by
the armrest. She knew that well.
Prying questions rarely helped her,
she’d rather pry her shoulders open in a
Half Lord of the Fishes pose.
This twist wrings out her swirling thoughts.
Like wild salmon, she battles stormy currents and
sharp, unexpected boulders.