Andi Tomassi graduated from the University of South Florida with a dual-major BA in Visual & Performing Arts and Art Education. She has also received her MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Tampa, and held the positions of Art Editor and Poetry Editor for the publication of their online journal “Tampa Review Online.” Her artwork, poems, and short fiction have been published in Bedlam Publishing’s Loud Zoo, Sediments Journal, The Sonder Review and will be published in the upcoming edition of Saw Palm. She likes art. A lot.
We Water Them With Salted Tears
The house was quiet.
My father’s voice was alive and ripe,
In the mornings, I’d perch on the mahogany,
We lived on water and salt and tangles of trees;
I was entirely alone there, hearing bubbles lift
And there I’d stay ‘til my
My father was surrounded by men with stiff
My father glanced at me and smiled
I rested my hand on his arm as I spoke.