“Murky Waters” by Courtney Campbell

June 15, 2015

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Green water gurgles
in the base of the fountain
the breeze swishing it back
and forth like Scope
until it regurgitates from the mouth
of the small school girl,
right hand raised,
solidified in stone
like the confession I uttered last week
during a Golden Girls marathon,
Grandma, I’m gay.


Courtney CampbellCourtney Campbell graduated from Del Mar College with an Associate of Arts degree in English with Emphasis in Literature. She currently attends the Corpus Christi branch of Texas A&M University where she majors in English and minors in Creative Writing. Her short story, “Existential Exorcism,” is published in the Linden Avenue Literary Journal; her poem, “Ode to the Clitoris,” in the Switchgrass Review, and her creative nonfiction piece, “The Flaming Vibrator,” in Blotterature Literary Magazine. In addition, another poem titled “A Glimmer of Joy” is forthcoming in Sun & Sandstone.

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