The Essence of Lounging

She relishes the firmness
Of the soil against her back,
The pressure of gravity
Pinning her body to the earth
Like a fly caught in a web—
A solid part of terra firma.
Perhaps when she finally
Decides to rise, her body will
Have left an indentation—
A memory of what has been.


Abby Lewis is an undergraduate student at East Tennessee State University who is studying English and creative writing. Her work has appeared in Walter State Community College’s Gallery and the Tennessee Mosaic Regional Literary Anthology. She is currently working on publishing her first poetry collection.