SWWIM Every Day

SWWIM Every Day publishes a poem a day by women writers (she/they).
Created 26 Mar 2021
  • West on Quincy
    01 Jul 2022 1 0
    Fridays I drive west on Quincy— a fox avoiding its foxhole— to the wheat fields, away from someone else’s bed, the sweet mildew of beer-rotting floors. I lie on my back in the weeds, itchy, cold, a...
  • Torsion
    30 Jun 2022 2 0
    My ovary, an egg desert. Fortnight Lily, petal armor. Uterus, container of blood memory. Left ovary, a mourning bud. Swallow painkillers, lean back in tub. One perfumed fibroid, rock melon....
  • The debutantes are like doves
    29 Jun 2022 1 0
    when you were born / in a passive red sluice some hot providence asked the palms to move Heaven’s ferns peeled back / to give you an orange from the groves of Orlando / light flooded the tidal m...
  • Seal Beach
    28 Jun 2022 1 0
    It's #tbt! Enjoy this great one from SWWIM Every Day's archives! A wave slides slantways under surfers, skinny teenage hips kicked out as they fall in water that swirls like mercury, and the kids sh...
  • I Wake to the Half-Light of the Milky Way
    27 Jun 2022 4 1
    and stand on the balcony, listening to deer step through the crisp of dead leaves. Behind me, the dream. Your body asleep in our bed. Above me, a river of half-living, half-dying stars, Now the ston...
  • Hover
    24 Jun 2022 2 0
    above us there are no helicopters not like when the wind smelled like california soot and every hour sirens wove their hair into ours and sung names to enchant cacophony say their names and we were ho...
  • At the Center for Imaging
    23 Jun 2022 1 0
    Stinging nettle mashed or dried, dandelion leaves with their bitter milk—steep in tea, add to salad, or prayer. In the waiting room, all the women are pregnant, and I am jealous. One moth clings t...
  • Pantoum for the Free Climber's Girlfriend
    22 Jun 2022 3 0
    After watching the documentary Free Solo I keep thinking of you measuring the walls, saying you’re allowed one question every day about furnishing the condo Alex has just bought, or when you asked h...
  • Road to Labelle, FLA
    21 Jun 2022 1 0
    It's #tbt! Enjoy this great one from SWWIM Every Day's archives! There is no mortician or used car dealer in the town where they tested the bomb. No place to bury bodies without disturbing nuclear d...
  • Thornbacks
    20 Jun 2022 1 0
    When a woman from my sober group confessed to me that she felt invisible, I did and didn’t feel that—the tension of aging out of the civil hold society still has on its women. The burning question ...
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