Salt River

Salt River ran

up over the banks

and swelled in it’s ranks

to become the flood of the century

Salt River ran downstream

covering the bones of those permanently put to bed

sealing lips and dreams of soldiers long dead

Along its grassy green banks

Salt River ran bent

Carefree unknowing people

took life as content

The people and the river

yes they did trust

Hung onto their lives

and did what they must

Salt River harbored secrets

currents of darkness, currents of spies

the river meandered through a course

fraught with lies

The rain came early summer,

pounding river, vast overflows

The people hid in their houses

crying out their woes

Salt River was brackish, cold and deep

The people that trust no more

now drowned in their sleep



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