We listened to Leonard Cohen the whole way to the ocean, because it happened to be a day neither of us were sad. Not even the immensity of the water made us feel small, not even the immensity of the sky.

Ocean Shores, 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.