The Nereid by Krista Canterbury Adams

Stars rise
In a wheel all around.
 
White shoulders bare,
By water
Surrounded,
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.
 
Above,
The moon will still rise,
 
So simple a circle
So bright and white.

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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.