Dream’s Long River

by Christina Lilian Turczyn


If you want to know if there is love after war,

ask the sea. The sea has no grammar.

The sea is breath.

The sea

does not judge.


Cast a stone beneath its surface.

Think of water as your lover.

You will need to dive into that starless quiet

far beneath waves and their skin

where birth and death embrace.


What is right or wrong?

Ask the sea.

Ask dark, silent rivers of sky.

Ask blood.

Look for the difference between shards

and green glass,

survival and living.


–first published by Art Times, 2017


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