A Need Of Water Near

Photo by Joël de Vriend on Unsplash

Edna St. Vincent Millay says, “I have a need of water near,”
and immediately,
I smile.

I smile because that’s the song of the ones
who spent their childhoods next to the beach,
with sunkissed noses,
and salty hair,
and sunscreen that teeters too close to the edge of your eyes.



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Megan Minutillo

Megan Minutillo


Essayist, poet, and theatre producer. I write stories about self-awareness, IVF, and finding your footing in life’s messy moments. Instagram: @meganminutillo.