My love is like water.
I struggle to contain it, as it seeps from every exposed crevasse.
The dam bursts flooding the river banks.
Water flows forward and down crushing everything in its wake.
The power of the water cannot be contained.
My love will flow into the ocean and drown itself in the sea.
The sea frightens me.
Water becomes a blanket.
Its uncertainty weighs me down.
I disappear into the ocean.
In its tumult I find peace.
Alana Jamison grew up in Oklahoma and currently resides in Western Kansas. Her writing appears in Flash: The International Short Short Story Magazine and The Pitkin Review. She is a graduate of Goddard College's MFA in creative writing program and a student in Fort Hays State University's Transition to Teaching program. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @alanajamison.