Sharks In 3D

Will Dowd

Your scent swims through the Omnitheater,
as these holographic 

It guides me through the dark,
your notes of crushed acorns
and burning leaves, up
precipitous steps, in my colored glasses.

It’s how I find you 
among school groups 
and spectral herring.
In this shark-infested dark,

I could smell one drop of you.

Will Dowd is a writer and artist based outside Boston. His first collection of essays, Areas of Fog, was named a Massachusetts Book Awards Nonfiction “Must Read.” He is the recipient of a WPR Creative Grant from Harvard University’s Woodberry Poetry Room, a St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award, and a Key West Literary Seminar Scholarship. His work has appeared in The Washington PostThe Boston GlobeNPR, Writer’s Digest, and elsewhere.

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