AXOLOTL (a poem by Abasiama Udom)

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It has come to me—this need to pull away from all I know. To chart a new course. To map my destiny but afresh.
Like the Axolotl, I am unknown but know who I am, my gills flutter in assurance of nature's beauty but I waver—
water or land?
I find strength to be whole—whole again.
Let me pull away from all I know. Leaving, losing my realities. Let me chart a new course, the Axolotl will be my guide for she has taken this journey one time too many. Finding herself over and over.

Abasiama Udom is a polymathic writer and poet interested in human nature and why we act the way we do. Her works have been published in Kalahari Review, Inspired, The Sandy River Review, Rigorous Magazine and elsewhere. She is constantly chasing new adventures but appreciates the constancy of food, music, books, family, sleep, and football in her life.

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