Down-going River Song

by Naomi Ruth Lowinsky


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Red River sing us a drinking song
Summer’s spell     broken

Sing of the way we used to be
When we swam in each other

Swam in you   Before
Drought exhausted the garden   Before

Fate rode in
On a Night Mare

Breath labors
Blood stammers

Bone is pierced
to marrow

Who let the mutant into the brew?
Who turned the white light on?

Red River sing of the down-going
Fierce feathers pierce the veil

What lurks around the bend?
Jungle?     Narrows?     Falls?

Will we be swept out to sea?

Will we rise as mist?
Fall as rain?

Red River

Sing us…

Category: Poetry