the boiling sea

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the sea boiled hot
lost children cried
within the foam

waves carried to
shore their last days

rainfall is not their tears
it is the baptismal waters
blessing each soul
love from the gods

the water carries songs
songs the ancestors hear
the mermaids whisper
their knowing

© zaji, 2016

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