by Tyler Turner

Submerge

She plumes as she sinks
like a silken moon
iridescent
her tentacled threads
pulled loose by the water

Float

She pulls up slightly
fanning her hem into a fin
her frilled collar becomes gills
and she breathes in a lungless breath

Drown

Silk breaks the surface in parts
descaled
her tail runs along the seam
where water meets air
and the river drains her away

‘Dress in Water’, written and read by Tyler Turner
Tyler Turner

Tyler is a writer based in Chesterfield, UK. She is currently studying MA Creative Writing at the University of Sheffield. Her work has appeared in various journals, including Perhappened, Serotonin, Orange Blush and more.

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