against the current


Dredging the river

For a lost soul

An innocent child

Drowned long ago.


Swallowed up

By lies and fears

Sucked under

Held fast.


Her frail and lifeless body:

Bloated, bruised, pale.

Watchers turn away.


* * * * * * * *



Other children

Wade and swim,





By Kerry Vincent © 1993







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4 Responses to “against the current”

  1. Anita Marie Says:

    La Llorona.

  2. woodnymph Says:

    Hhoa! This is something…two sides of life/death. Very well done.


  3. Jill Says:

    Mmmmm…the feeling is familiar….very well written :o)

  4. gailkav Says:

    This is haunting, Kezza. In the midst of life…beautifully done.

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