Sunday, May 29, 2016

Mikaela Castledine #150 The Water

Oh the water
has gone in
the sucking fill
submerging pull 
how heavy is
the thing which
and to which
you are attached
and in the water comes
all flooding
until the bursting breath
must bubble
then the reflex inhale
and you are taking in the water
and you are taken in the water
oh the water has gone in
oh you are gone
into the water


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    1. Thanks Efi - I was about to think about today's poem when I saw a news item about a 4 year old who drowned today when a car slipped down a boat ramp. Poetry is the only way I know to deal with such distress.

  2. Oh. Jeez.... I particularly felt the poignancy and distress in the final three/two brilliant lines. Read in light of the child's death makes it even more awful..


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