► William's microchap & selected poem are available below.
Cover art: Flare by Lauri Burke
The sound of your voice
was so beautiful
that me, in my youth and naivety,
could not help but to be drawn towards it.
The siren sounds have drawn
many men to their deaths,
but even in my youth,
I was too strong to die,
whether it was by your hand or my own.
and try to drag me into the ocean,
for my lungs are strong enough to
kiss you underwater and not drown,
but my heart was never strong enough
to see you leave,
especially when I knew you'd never come back.
William Wolford © 2018