Inside the blue universe,
blue sky, and inside it
blue ocean, and in it
a Juvenile Yellowtail Damselfish,
intense blue studded with diamonds,
heart of the blue nesting doll.

I surfaced slowly from the deep
blue alongside an endangered
turtle, her fore flippers beating
like eagle wings.

I carried the blue home,
sowed cornflower seeds as I walked.
so the way to our house will bloom
blue, a river in reverse—autocorrects
to reverie: blue ocean and a piece
of night sky in the shape
of a small fish.

Born in Perugia, Italy, a graduate of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Milan, Italy) and of Mills College (Oakland, CA), Simona Carini writes nonfiction and poetry and has been published in various venues, in print and online. She lives in Northern California with her husband and works as an academic researcher in Medical Information Science. https://simonacarini.com

See more of her work in 4.2 and 5.1 and 5.3