“Rivers” by Eloise Typewriter


Love never promised
to span rivers,
two people standing
on the edge of separate
banks with a handful of
hope but no swimming lessons,
pebble promises stuck
in the heels of our shoes.
I would tie cinder blocks
to my heart if it could
part the water and grant
you safe passage…



 Artist Bio: Eloise is a 20-something poet that believes words can heal the wounds of the world. She received her M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University. Her work often focuses on mental illness and unique love narratives. Eloise has been published in several poetry anthologies, including Splintered Souls by A.B. Baird Publishing and North Carolina’s Best Emerging Poets by Z Publishing. When not sipping coffee or collecting typewriters in Charlotte, North Carolina, you can find Eloise on Instagram at eloise_the_typewriter.