Writers’ Weir: Fair Trade

Fair Trade

 

I traded the swamp

for mountains,

but never left the coast

 

I left the shrill cry of the city

for the quiet hum of colored night skies, 

swimming in an ocean of stars

 

I swapped sun soaked days

for fewer shadows

and more coats

 

I gave up late nights of smoke and talk

for the suspense of early mornings, 

and mountains in bloom 

 

I switched crawfish 

for salmon,

the pink flesh of supper

 

I traded Louisiana beer for Alaskan Amber

and I won’t go back.

 

Here, is home.

 

Here, I am. 

 

 

 

Felicite Toney is a reader turned writer from the swamps of Louisiana. She enjoys a nice cup of coffee and the company of her maladjusted pets.  

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