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Poseidon Shares with Me What He Knows of Love So Far

by Benjamin Bagocius

You’re watching the water rise, but wait


Soon you’ll see like Noah

Only flood


No grass blade, no stone, no pothole,

never a shoe, never a house

About the Author

Benjamin Bagocius (he, him, his) teaches writing and literature at Bard High School Early College in Cleveland, Ohio. His writes at intersections of literature, spirituality, and queer thought, and his work appears or is forthcoming in a range of venues, including On Being, Tiferet, The Other Journal, Pensive, and Rat's Ass Review. He facilitates Soul Salon, an online spiritual writing-and-conversation gathering. Join us! Learn more and reach out at or IG @benjaminbagocius.

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