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flood waters


these bayou bodies                                    withstand the waters

the rain        a body to consume                       evaporate

parktake                                                              & take what’s left over


when your home becomes a lighthouse

your driveway a cement dock swelling with sky

your lighthouse eyes shine through the window

like the smallest suns to peek through these curtain clouds


remember this, too, passes                 the night waters wash away

tomorrow, with dry ankles                 bone white planted beyond drift

you, too, are                         of water & salt

mother nature wants to reclaim       such a body

nic high houston flood, flood waters

Images Captured By Nic High