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River Resurrection

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River breeds resurrection
No bridge left for crows
Construction ever more flowing
Levy holds debris
A bloated soul
Flesh picked by catfish
Set him free
Set him free
The dragline
Another victim to the whirlpool
Natures eerie pull
Newspaper reads: River claims fourth victim this summer
Families cry, as we fish and swim in her currents
Watching barges fade
A black snake and sweet tea
A packed lunch and a cashed bowl
Listening to her softly creep
We retreat to driftwood
Watching her rise without reason
Waiting for the mosquitoes
Building a fire
Settling down into our own
Set us free.
Set us free.


Written by lickmypoetry

June 23, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Posted in poem, poetry

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  1. watching her rise without reason-
    this is beautiful work

    julie mccurdy

    June 23, 2010 at 9:22 pm

  2. We retreat to driftwood is a lovely line. Also, the idea that in the river [of life] we are fishing and enjoying the current that killed and robbed families of river dwellers. It’s eerie and beautiful. The yin and the yang. Thanks for this poem.


    June 24, 2010 at 7:56 am

  3. awesome. siting by the river set us free set us free.I could feel the joy of a summers day and yet the sorrow of losing loved ones.Thank you for such an inspiring poem.


    July 7, 2010 at 6:17 pm

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