the things we leave behind

SAM_1222 (2)

 

i left her there
the child
left her with her awkward eyes
and rat tail hair
and lips and tongue
that could only speak snake,
hissy little s’s tripping on words
and worlds that girls
had spoken into being.
i left her there
the girl child
in the swimming river light
because trees were growing breathing
and time was drawing rings.
i visit her there sometimes
the girl child in the water
swim deep amongst the river fish
and slanting shafts of bright.
i am here, she says
in her snaky giggle voice,
we are here, me and you
we are water becoming light.

The Things We Leave Behind

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