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.
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.