Drowning Rivers, Drowning Lives

August 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

They say rivers do not drown

but I have watched the ocean engulf

rivers whole, consume riverbeds,

banks, houses, people,

I have heard the thrashing waters

against my windows, walls –

watched an entire city die,

swallowed whole – people with

water for tongues; if only

they had gills for lungs.

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