Russell
Skinny Dip
by Sarah Russell

That afternoon
we baptized one another
in a mountain lake
and washed away
our shalt-not childhood.

PHOTO: “Splash” found at unsplash.com.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: The who, where and when of this poem shall forever remain in the mountains.

Sarah Russell

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sarah Russell has returned to poetry after a career teaching, writing, and editing academic prose. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Kentucky Review, Red River Review, and Misfit Magazine among many others. See more poems at SarahRussellPoetry.com.