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This poem is about my niece who drowned while saving another child.
"It Wasn’t Like in the Movies"
In the Colorado street, calling you,
instead, my brother’s voice on your phone.
The answer given from a diplomat.
“They think there’s been a drowning.”
Don’t do this to me.
Neighbors heard. Strangers too,
and helped me into the house. I forgot
I was in the street. But I remember
they wouldn’t let me stay there
and die. I tried so hard.
The day before, when I said goodbye.
it was simple. You forgot to hug me.
To say I love you. You sat on the couch,
and just smiled. I in the doorway,
taking a second look, at the first time
I saw you growing up.
I poured out, all over this road, where
the street wouldn’t let me stand up.
Gravel in fists, didn’t help
to understand the news
you were still lost in the water.