I bet you ten dollars you can’t climb in there, he said, hunting for pebbles to skip across the bay. You’re wrong, I said, but I’ll bet you ten dollars I never come back out.

Priest Point Park, Olympia, WA.


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Christina Collins lived most of her life on the West Coast until the omnipresent terminus of the sea became too demanding. She currently resides in Minneapolis where she writes, paints, and takes pictures of beautiful strangers without their knowledge. She is the founder and poetry editor of Lockjaw Magazine. She tweets at @PoorSelfControl.