Just three words

If wishes were tears
then weep my river, flow,
down from the mountains,
on through the valley
and into your darksome sea—
where, God help me,
if I could, I would drown.
I would drown.

Thank you for reading Just three words. I sincerely hope you have enjoyed it and I humbly appreciate your visiting the Book of Pain. As always, I look forward to your comments.

The photograph was taken on the Quinebaug River, in my hometown of Putnam, CT. To see my photography blog, please visit the Book of Bokeh.


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2 responses to “Just three words

  1. Your poem flows beautifully. Very evocative too.