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found after forty years

found after forty years

Sprits weren’t ready as their bodies raced to the finish line
once lingering laughter and screams of victory became silent rising bubbles prematurely popping
minds mumbled prayers of hope floating but once a watery coffin is sealed by fate
bodies are not buoyant

© michele mitchell, 2013

Poetry Prompt: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2013-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-2

Photo courtesy of Elk City Daily News

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