iowa once held an ocean.
(i did too).
over iowa, a blanket of ice used to lie capped and tucked one day the ice melted and submerged her under water little did she know, drowning was the best thing to ever happen to her her shell of a body had finally become home to something sea dinosaurs and the creatures that came before trees but one day that ocean dried up leaving behind the fossilized bodies of all the beautiful lives she once held. sometimes i still think about the time my ice caps melted cracking beneath me, i could no longer hold myself up the sting of algid water i felt myself melt with the ice as i fell right through
Voices literary magazine is produced by the Creative Writing class at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, SC.