Self-Portrait as a Puddle
I’d like to believe I am more than
a shallow puddle, that I am an oasis
for the ants who drink from me.
But I’ve come to accept
that I live a fleeting, faceless life
waiting for some passerby to stop
and stare deep into me so I can see
the world through anyone’s eyes.
Kip Knott is a writer, photographer, teacher, and part-time art dealer living in Delaware, Ohio. His poetry chapbook, Distress Signals, is available from tiny wren publishing. His third full-length collection of poetry, The Other Side of Who I Am, is forthcoming in 2023 from Kelsay books. You can follow him on Instagram at @kip.knott and read more of his work at kipknott.com.