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Daughter
Poem by Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois
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Daughter
Poem by Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois

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Keywords: eleventh transmission, poetry, fiction, photography, visual art, spoken word, film, socially engaged,
political, human experience, writing, satire, photojournalism, activist art, activism, socially conscious, art

Daughter

by Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois

The young girl’s hair is brown kelp
that streams southward in the current
She stands on the ocean floor
eighty feet down

She’s no scuba diver
no mermaid
but she’s invulnerable to drowning
a skill
she developed
growing up with a schizophrenic mother

She learned to adapt
to being submerged
a massive weight on her shoulders

Water is also heavy
A mere gallon of water
weighs over eight pounds
and there are millions of gallons of water
pressing on her
yet she wears a serene expression

Her wisdom flows out
flows in
flows around her
drifts with the current
and blesses people downstream

She is wiser than I will ever be
even if I live a century


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