There Must Be a Moment
Published in Eclipse Literary Journal (Summer 2013)
There must be a heart beat when it happens.
One moment, one cell.
I look for it,
searching my Nile’s mouth
twisted with regret.
exploring the pain
because just finding the source
might relieve the aching.
You splash about,
say the water is fine,
and I love you for it
more than you will ever know,
but brace for your inevitable discovery.
I am the river,
carrying down from a forgotten source
the bodies of those who have drowned in me.