Sara Adams

guided meditation: a drop of water at the bottom of the well
but where exactly is
the bottom of a well?
Simple answer: it’s where you are.
A place where you can almost
see light.
A bucket slides down the shaft
but doesn’t hit you.
Someone cranks the lever and
other drops of water are brought to the surface.
There’s almost light.
There’s light for someone else.
Imagine someone else receiving light.
Imagine yourself
but not so hard that you come out the other side.
Nice try.

Sara Adams is the author of four poetry chapbooks: Western Diseases (dancing girl press), Poems for Ivan (Porkbelly Press), We All Have to Keep our Heads (Ghost City Press) and Think Like a B (Stale Objects dePress). Check out more of her experimental & metaphorically/literally shiny work at!