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midas’s golden child  -- poetry by Rhea Brennan

he floats in pools of champagne 

and watches his daughter 

from outside her window as she sleeps. 

her priced eyes were sold for a new chandelier

and her chest is rooted in place, but her skin gleams 

with the warmth of a thousand sons. she doesn't

awaken when beams of warmth dance through her

cracked open window or when screeches

of her father confirm his realization that 

he's always been underwater.


Rhea Brennan is a sophmore attending Houston’s HSPVA for creative writing. She spends her days writing, listening to any and all records she can find and drinking probably too much coffee.  Her current publications include Octopus Ink Literary Magazine and Catharsis Youth Literary Magazine. 

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