La Zenia

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June 20, 2021 by The Citron Review

by Ross Thompson


Late evening, and swimmers are bathing
in sepia waves, braving the breakers

of Mediterranean water, warm
as blood. Cupped in the sea as in the womb, 

levitated by God’s infinity 
pool, they succumb to the undertow’s push 

and pull as the fine white sand underfoot
disappears along with the discordant

croon bleeding from the karaoke bar
somewhere further along the boulevard.


Ross Thompson is a writer from Bangor, Northern Ireland. His debut poetry collection Threading The Light is published by Dedalus Press. His work has appeared in a range of publications and has been featured on television, radio and in short films. He recently wrote and curated A Silent War, an audio poetry sequence in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that raised funds for charity. He is currently working on several projects including a second full-length collection of poems.


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