Astern

more than 10,000
low and muddy tides
she stands astern. still

Wandering the river banks today and I stand and wonder how many low tides have exposed her bottom to a pitiless public? Who is she? And why did she stay?

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a freelance writer, poet, and blogger — writing slick sales copy for clients from all over the world. And blogging poetry. In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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