Treasure Island

karen sinclair


Single Waters....


We are
.... insignificant droplets

Water draining to a disused well
Screaming individuality
Yet (one starling) dancing on thermals
Is unseen
(Unknown) ...

As unknown as...
A mother trapped in one teardrop
Screaming silently
Forever at her newborn loss
Within time
As all others
Just slips into the well of
Thee forgotten
Except for her memory stored
By those who bore witness
So long ago


Chandeliers of tears
So long

Submitted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 24, 2013

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  • Smoky Hoss (10/25/2013 5:21:00 PM)

    The pathos and metaphoric elements combine perfectly; this poem flows as well as good water!
    Definately a poem of living... (Report) Reply

  • Martin Mclean (10/23/2013 1:16:00 PM)

    The sense of loss is so powerfully expressed by the metaphor of dripping water, relentless, punctuated by pain but ending in a weary resignation. A very fine poem. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (10/15/2013 10:56:00 PM)

    A beautiful metaphor of existentialism - droplets of water draining into a disused well. We at our lowest possibly to feel disuse, at least used we are connected. Sad and poignant. (Report) Reply

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