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The River

October 30, 2019
By A-Writer SILVER, Pleasanton, California
A-Writer SILVER, Pleasanton, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched-they must be felt with the heart."- Helen Keller

She could see her own face

A reflection among the dancing ripples of water

Her mother’s heavy hair tangled in leaves that stretched from land to river

Crimson lips stained with her father’s blood left their mark on velvet lilies

She saw the drops of sunlight melt into shades of green, kissing her fair skin with dappled honey.

She reached her hand into the water, wanting to grasp the sonorous rainbow that filled her ears with quiet splashes.


The flowerbed began to tear away from her scalp

Lilies thrashed in the water as ripples swallowed them whole

From within she could hear the thundering tides rip apart her withering skin

None of it was her own. 

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