The swamp (a poem)

Here we are…

Helpless animals
held aloft
unable to swim
unable to sink

Air
thick with tears
helpless animals
held aloft

Night time
voices raised, breaths held
air
thick with tears

Eyes dart
back and forth
night time
voices raised, breaths held

The stink
the sting
eyes dart
back and forth

The cloud
envelops and rises
the stink
the sting

Helpless animals
held aloft
unable to swim
unable to sink

It was supposed to be empty by now

(1 June 2020)


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