Self-Portrait as Maidenhair Fern
Stephanie K. Merrill
Jackie O’s casket
I bear water
but do not drown.
Stephanie K. Merrill (she / her) is a retired high school English teacher. Her poems have been published in THE RISE UP REVIEW, FERAL: A JOURNAL OF POETRY AND ART, UCITY REVIEW, MOIST POETRY JOURNAL, DEAR POETRY JOURNAL, ONE ART, and elsewhere. Stephanie K. Merrill is a Pushcart Prize nominee. She lives in Austin, Texas.