Shallow, a poem by Carrie Magness Radna at
Marc Olivier Jodoin



written by: Carrie Magness Radna



Gaining your acceptance
was not an easy shimmer.

As the drops fell from Heaven,
reflections radiated the river

& I tried to find your face
on the other side of the mirror,

but the deepness
I’ve been searching for,
was way too shallow.

Your version of love
only works with cocktails.

& the glitter gained
doesn’t always turn into gold,

& I’m drinking cold gin,
wondering what could have been

but it was too hollow;
the river’s too shallow.

Carrie Magness Radna

Carrie Magness Radna

Carrie Magness Radna is an audiovisual cataloger at the New York Public Library, a choral singer and a poet who loves to travel. Her poems have previously appeared in The Oracular Tree, Mediterranean Poetry, Muddy River Poetry Review,, Poetry Super Highway, Shot Glass Journal (Muse-Pie Press), Vita Brevis, Home Planet News, Cajun Mutt Press, Walt’s Corner, Polarity eMagazine, The Poetic Bond (VIII-X), Alien Buddha Press, Jerry Jazz Musician, Rye Whiskey Review, Litterateur RW and First Literary Review-East. Her first poetry collection, Hurricanes never apologize (Luchador Press) was published in December 2019. Her new poetry collection In the blue hour (Nirala Publications), was published in February 2021. She won Honorable Mention Award twice, for “all trains are haunted” (Non-rhyming poetry: 2019) and “May (a Pantoum)” (Rhyming poetry: 2021) in Writer’s Digest Writer’s Competition. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, she now lives with her husband in Manhattan, New York.
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