Hi! I'm

Vincent O'Connor

I Write All the Things

 

 

Random Acts of Poetry Contest

Baptism

Chest-deep in the river warm rain washes me whispering forgiveness.

 

Now only the river knows
the depths of
my sins

 

but ask it about them
and you'll get no answer

 

just the sound it makes
as it lulls and upheaves
widens and deepens
scours and gnaws and bores
through the earth

 

and delivers them to drown
in the depths
of the sea.

 

One of the winners in the Random Acts of Poetry Contest

 

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