Susie Meserve

Susie Meserve is the author of the poetry collection Little Prayers, which won a Blue Light Book Award from Blue Light Press and was published in 2018. Her poetry and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Salon, Elle, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Gulf Coast, Salamander, and more. She lives in Northern California with her family.

A Day at the Beach

We drive two hours to escape the ash. / In my friend’s new SUV with the kids / tucked into a movie in the back. . . .