Man in the Bath
A tsunami reveals its strength,
Later, the partially submerged empty vessel
Knocking against pilings
With a constant, monotonous
Rhythm reminiscent of a stranger’s knock on the door.
Still shrouded in darkness,
Newly coated with red algae bloom,
Lies in wait,
For what, it's not known,
Has already visited and departed.
The rhythm of the knocking slows,
As at once,
This shelter becomes alit.
The air is stirred,
And so begins
The shriek of the first gull
As the vision of what lies here
- Linda Imbler 2015
Linda Imbler is the author of several poetry books including The Weather In My Head , Doubt and Truth, and Precious Vibrations. She has written such diverse poems as “Tomb, ” “We,” “Leviathan,” and “Walking the Road.” Her work has been called evocative, provocative and beautiful. Linda has designed her own book covers. This poet, yoga practitioner, and acoustic guitar player resides in Wichita, Kansas.