The Mystery of a Lee Tide

To wait, to cut, to be free.


Photo by David Troeger on Unsplash

Something pulled our ship
around the violent coast.

Rumor was a Russian submarine,
maybe a monster whale.

My uncle pulled his filet knife
but the line went slack,



Trapper Markelz

Trapper Markelz (he/him) is a poet who writes from Boston, MA. His work has appeared in numerous journals and publications. Check out