Zach Gomes

Zach Gomes is a 23 year old New Yorker volunteering in Thailand. His poems have appeared in Yes, Poetry and Red River Review and are forthcoming in Driftwood Review.

Navigating a Way to the Sea, the Sky Swelled
It should be there, the sea
It was clear by how the sky bloomed ahead
It was standing up for us
Down the road, shoulder blades arched
Its face turned and looking out over the water
Not ignoring us, but we could understand
There were things to be seen
We drove up the road
Dune trees thinned ahead under
Blots of royal blue
Staining the horizon
To distract us from each other
I looked and you said nothing
And you looked, saw nothing
We were driving to the water
The sky’s blue skin stretched and paled
Overhead and threats teased our breath
Lingering on brine air
Waiting for us past the coastal brush
Past the pale browns and green
We would be there soon

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2 Responses to Zach Gomes

  1. Peter says:

    This is an exceptionally lovely poem. It deserves to have the erroneous apostrophe removed from “its”.

  2. Chris says:

    wonderful…the use of color is painterly

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