The Nereid by Krista Canterbury Adams

Stars rise
In a wheel all around.
White shoulders bare,
By water
This other light rises,
A head
Crowned in halo above
The surface.
But seek the deepest
Cave for refuge.
Begin a new inheritance—
Just like the white creatures
Of the sea,
Seek the lowest depths.
The moon will still rise,
So simple a circle
So bright and white.


Krista Canterbury Adams has studied poetry at Ohio Dominican University and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Her poem “Resurrection” has been published in print and online. She has a six-poem series due to be printed this spring in AHF Magazine.