Seven Days of Rememberance: Day 4

Hollygrove, New Orleans, 2010
Hollygrove, New Orleans, 2010

Photo by Geovanni Velasquez for NOLAFemmes

In rememberance of lives lost and lives forever changed due to the Federal levee breach in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I’ll be posting poems and short essays I’ve written over the past 10 years through August 29.

Never forget.

Sorrows and Secrets

The sky hangs low bloated

with water waiting to fall.

It hovers like ambiguity.

The river parts it’s waves as crow’s

wings part the air, accepting sorrows

and secrets nestled sweetly

in its belly, lifted from the shoulders

of the disheartened who spill

uncertainty into her accepting oblivion.

Gulls glide overhead riding currents

from peregrine places, they appear

as check marks in sharp relief slicing

holes in the clouds offering escape

to weary travelers leaving

their entire world behind.

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