The Pond

The Pond

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A brother lost to drowning
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A brother lost to drowning

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Submitted: May 21, 2017

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Submitted: May 21, 2017

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The Pond

 

 

Like an old man,

he stares out

over the still and calm....at age seven,

on the slick red clay

at the edge of the pond

where his brother slipped and slid

away

under the milky glass surface,

bobbing up and down

like a cork

on the end of a fishing line -

going under,

deeper, deeper, out of sight

as when a big fish bites

and just takes everything.

 

After the swallowing

he was landed,

wrapped in a black plastic bag

and shuffled in the truck

that slowly crept away

as if expecting a procession

 

leaving the water still

as when nature takes the time

to stop breathing

and soft reflections shimmer

quiet as death


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