Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Drownings

Yours is the face missing from the side of this page,
Drowned legend of a man.
When into the icy waters you sank,
Before they dragged the lake
And pulled your bloated body from her bed,
Did you say good night to me?
Hero!  Damn you!
You did not save his life that day,
They dragged his dead body out, too;
And I a year away was not there to save you,
And I remain, the drowned dreamer of a man.