Posted tagged ‘universal loss poem’

River

July 4, 2017

River

Then we went to the river
where everyone who has ever lived
sinks.

It is so silted in parts
that one might seem
to walk on water–
at least to the very young
who do not know better.

There we wept
understanding that those we had loved
were well and truly buried,

even if the sand that time had made of them
washed the flow;
even so.

 

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poem for Real Toads open link, hosted by Kerry O’Connor.  Pic is mine; all rights reserved.