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Euphemia was a Roman Catholic Saint born to Christian parents in
Liz Robbins released a book of poetry in March 2008. Her title poem, “Hope, As The World Is A Scorpion Fish”, discusses life in present-day Rovinj.
Hope, As The World Is A Scorpion Fish – Liz Robbins
On the near-island of Rovinj.
I have curled into a crab
like the one at the Aquarium.
I know the life blood of Croats
after tourism: suction cups
of squid sticking fast to the glass.
Nothing like St. Euphemia, who
stands at the highest peak
with her palm and wheel, her marks
of martyrdom. I feel well
rehearsed in that posture,
even though she remains 4th century.
How to be the bright copper statue,
untrammeled by a cool, dark bed?
Engulfed in sand and waves,
I find myself drawing a line.
But evening comes, and from six doors
down, the olive oil laughter of a vendor,
A lamp in the salted night air,
from gravity's side of the world.