Thursday, February 14, 2019

Lost at Sea by Diana Poulos-Lutz

Sometimes being lost at sea
is easier than being lost on land—
more challenging to
lose love
than to lose your way.
So I’ll get lost
in the discord
of those waves
when a loss for words
seems to betray me
at the very moment I need
them to release me.
Maybe words defy us
at those times when
we feel we’re not meant
for this world
and the only way
to be at home in the universe
is to forgo the very language
that has the power
to hurt us so—
to become immersed in the
benign love of the tides
where need or want or desire
does not exist in the language
of the sea

Diana Poulos-Lutz has a B.A. and an M.A. in Political Science from Long Island University and has studied Political Theory and American Politics at the New School for Social Research. She has taught Political Science and Political Theory courses for several years at Long Island University. She currently works at a public high school. Diana is also a photographer and writes about the natural world on Long Island. She is a contributing writer and photographer for the Long Island-based website Fire Island and Beyond. The Town of North Hempstead recently hosted a photographic and literary gallery of Diana's Long Island Nature photography at the historic Clark House at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson. Her poems have recently been featured on  Pantsuit Nation and New Verse News.  Diana's poetry is inspired by her deep connection to the natural world, along with her desire to promote equality and empowerment. 

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