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God Doesn’t Live in the Sky, They Live in the Ocean


The pond, a church
The bay, a church

Carrying the sentimental
And peace, like a river.

Spirit leaves body briefly to wade,
Coconut wata wash off yuh heart.

Sometimes I think of not being able to go home
When home is a person.

Tejan Green Waszak was born in Mandeville, Jamaica. She is the co-author of the poetry collection We Were Us and co-editor of The Idea of the Human Anthology. Her work appears in Lalitamba, The Caribbean Writer, Narrative Northeast, The Bookends Review, and various scholarly journals, among other publications. She lectures in the University Writing Program at Columbia University.
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