A Gateway, I Hope

︎︎︎ Catherine Spino

︎ May 4, 2024

You found me hidden between words
I open my mouth and hand you a fish
You smile
We put it in a bowl and I paint your nails
“Blue” you say
I wrap the word around me
The stars shine like cans of root beer
I tell you how big my plants have grown while
you tie my shoe

Catherine Spino is a writer from the East Coast. Her work has appeared in Hobart, ExPat Press, House of Vlad, and more. She hopes to learn to fish soon.