Off Leash

︎︎︎ Eva Zimet
︎ SEPT 9, 2021

Memory, off leash, does not belong
to me. Fetal plasticity of a hind brain
creation myth.

A tune, a fiddle’s sine wave,
elastic memory (not belonging to me) pulls
its own life back into being as the origin
of air.

The past reappears
every time the waves crash or slowly curl onto
shore, dissolving castles,
receding, leaving smoothed shards and ancient
bits that matter

Eva Zimet
is a writer, illustrator, and teacher. She works with group and 1:1 dynamics in professional development, recovery, and education communities. Born in New York City, Eva earned an MFA from Columbia University, a JD from Vermont Law School, and is a certified mediator, TESOL, yoga, and meditation instructor. Her newest book The Lost Grip is a Pushcart Prize nominee, a collection of poems not for the faint of heart. She is also the author/illustrator of Lucy Dancer, a children’s picture book. She now lives in Vermont.

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