Love the term "ankle-wet" in the final piece. Great work!
"There is no undertow/in Ohio." This line is beautiful. As someone from Ohio, I appreciate it even more.
SUCH beautiful poems. Each one would be great alone, but together they form a kind of narrative, or at least, I somehow fit them into a narrative, and they provide just enough glimmers of detail that i can feel similar emotions even though my own context differs. Really really loved these poems.