It was the year of catch and release so I packed a bag and headed for the end of the Atlantic
to work for my enemy, Remy, who’s made of pure oil and spoils the sea I grew up bathing in,
but still I needed the money and when I got it I returned to the pines
and slept beneath their charcoaled branches
Samantha Coggin is a poet from Philadelphia who currently resides in Berlin, Germany. For three years she has been working on a collection entitled Saltines and Grape Juice, which plays with the broad theme of facades. Samantha graduated from the Writer's Foundry Master's Program in Brooklyn, New York, in 2015.