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Lynn is dying. I don’t say it out loud.
But it sits there like a stone that I threw
Into a pond to watch sediment cloud
The water that was so clear and I knew
That throwing it would make the words be true.
But I threw it anyway. Lynn will die.
It doesn’t matter anymore what I
Would like to happen in the clear pond’s depth
I threw the stone and now I can’t deny
I’ve stirred up the sediment of Lynn’s death.

Upon learning that Lynn had stopped chemo. For the dverse dizain form prompt

13 thoughts on “Sediment

  1. Oh, my goodness. What a stark, honest, wonderful poem. It’s hard to comment on the form when this is so emotionally engaging, but I think the form and the use of repetition work really well in emphasising that bleak truth. I’m so impressed.

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