Deepest Blue by D. S. Maolalai

lying on your side 

on a mattress,  

rough bedsheets, 

thinking of work 

and of falling 

asleep. boats, 

moored and knocking 

in the spill  

setting evening: a bay,  

painted dark 

deepest blue. 

Bio and Image:

DS Maolalai has been nominated nine times for Best of the Net and five times for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, “Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden” (Encircle Press, 2016) and “Sad Havoc Among the Birds” (Turas Press, 2019)

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