do you remember
how the water spun
and melted
into the pebbles
of the sunlight?

and do you remember
how the light
off the opening
of the whirlpool's mouth?

decades of waste
and pearly bone
got sucked in
and digested at the base
of the riverbed.

and the wind sings softly
from the skies
plucking its notes
from concoctions of saliva
and rainwater.

above, the overpass
is filled with faces
all blinking
down into the cracks
of liquid.

do you remember
that morning
when the Maelstrom
swallowed you whole
and ate you up?

and do you remember
how I cried
because I couldn't follow
the bloody current?
So my teardrops did.