A painterly image of a section of Myrtle Edwards Beach with large hunks of driftwood

POETRY: Myrtle Edwards Beach

by sushen


you left me with no choice when you opened your
moderate misogynistic mouth that one night on my couch
summer stained park benches we painted a hue of fondness
our affection brushed feverishly

– i would’ve run away from my 9–5 
– our centerpiece at art basel 
– offer you pearls in tokyo
– an autodidacticism 
You & I 
we’d find where poetry meets prose

remains a haunting reflection of a sparkling conversation-alist 
still, i’ll keep those universes stored where
other myrtle edwards beach memories went to sleep


sushen is a south-end Seattle native and a second-generation daughter of Vietnam war refugees. Exploring the intersections of poetry, movement, and music, sushen approaches art with intention and healing. 

📸 Featured Image: Myrtle Edwards Beach (Photo by Max Herman/Shutterstock.com; photo editing by Emerald team)

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