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Our city is an ocean. Every night one of our neighbors drowns in a crack on the sidewalk. Every night we call it hope to climb our way to the moon--just to panic when we can't find an airplane or meteor to catch a ride home on. Our days are spent treading water with someone we love, hoping that a wave doesn't rise and block our view of the sun. These 30+ illustrated poems exemplify that floating feeling of being between sobriety, society, and stillness.

"Like a Gen-Z John Donne…" -- Angele Ellis, Cultural Daily

"Davis holds in his hands an understanding for the diversity of emotion like it's the fragile globe of a dandelion ready for wishes." -- Caitie Young, The Poetry Question

Austin Davis is a poet and activist from Phoenix, AZ, who lives with OCD. He is the author of the chapbook Lotus & The Apocalypse and the founder of AZ Hugs For the Houseless.

Compulsive Swim by Austin Davis - Illustrated Poetry

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