Love and Water

After a full body massage my body is an ocean—I swim inside it.

I saw the creator there; no, I felt the creator; no, I knew the creator and she was a pool and I
wanted to dive in, swim in her too.

It’s all back to water, back to whence we came, back to large life liquid listening to what we’re

made of:





-Samantha Kolber

Samantha Kolber’s poems have appeared in Rise Up Review, Hummingbird: The Magazine of the Short Poem, Red Silk: A Red Tent Anthology, Hunger Mountain, Minerva Rising, The Meadow, Nefarious Ballerina, Synezoma, and PoemCity. Prizes include runner-up in the 2010 Ruth Stone Poetry Prize and first place in the 2014 J. Richard Barry Memorial Award from The Poetry Society of Vermont. She received her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College in 2014, and recently completed a post-grad semester at the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College. She currently organizes literary events for Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, Vermont, and is the associate director for sales & marketing with Tupelo Press.