How to Discover Atlantis
It takes attending to your mothers’s whalesong
which can extend for thousands of miles,
reverberating waves through the body
guiding toward water of dark,
water of obscurité.
How the water around you is familiar
in the way your mothers tongue is
familiar. It takes getting
in your deepness—it takes venturing
into inconnue—So you can
forge a fresh
Sing your own song. Decouvrir, as your mother
always says. Of removing covers and
reaching into the au courant.
to your mother afraid of what might be
out there. She smiles, sings.
C'est à l'intérieur de toi.
It is inside you
Taylor Franson Thiel is a writer from Utah, now based in Fairfax, Virginia. She received her Master’s in creative writing from Utah State University and is pursuing an MFA at George Mason University. Her writing frequently centers on playing as a Division One basketball player, the body, and mental health. Along with writing, she enjoys lifting heavy weights and reading fantastic books. You can find her on twitter @TaylorFranson