“The Deeps” by Jessie Carty

Within most of “the deeps”
definitions are parts

of its name: deep as in that
part of the sea,

the abyss, an immeasurable
extent of salt water.

The tiamat. The mother
of all life. Eve. Some

great ancient uterus,

that takes and pours,
takes and pours.

Jessie Carty’s writing has appeared in publications such as, MARGIE, decomP, and Connotation Press. She is the author of four poetry chapbooks which include The Wait of Atom (Folded Word 2009) and the upcoming Fat Girl (Sibling Rivalry, 2011) as well as the award winning full length poetry collection, Paper House (Folded Word 2010). Jessie teaches at RCCC in Concord, NC. She is also the photographer and editor for Referential Magazine. She can be found around the web, especially at jessiecarty.com where she blogs about everything from housework to the act of blogging itself. Her story “Sex of Food” appeared in STR Issue #3.