Poetry,  Published Submissions

The Water, by Zoë Graber

There’s a sense of comfort in the water. 

My body glides through as if it remembers me, 

as if I belong. 

It’s funny because I never want to get in the water, 

but once I find myself within… 

I can never pull myself back out. 


This isn’t about the water. 

– Zoë Graber

Zoë Graber is a 16-year-old from Richmond, Virginia. She owns a Depop business where she sells clothes and handmade jewelry. She enjoys thrifting, journaling/scrapbooking, music, poetry and so much more. Z is a huge advocate for human rights and a proud member of the (l)gbtq+ community.