LEARNING TO SWIM HALF-ASLEEP By Ana Carrizo

LEARNING TO SWIM HALF-ASLEEP

You are learning to swim half-asleep in a
trembling house.
Parents give their children hand-me-down ache
like holding onto baby teeth.
This, history of raw & howling is not dead,
neither are you.

By Ana Carrizo

Biography:

Ana Carrizo is a 25-year-old writer living in Texas. Her works are a personal way of healing and learning to grow. She loves carrying orange peels in her pockets and buying used poetry books. You can read more of her poetry on tumblr (@elvedon).

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