Dingy on a Lake


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A lake…or whatever nature was merciful to leave us--

A chunk of land with dingy waters,

The dim sky responds with a matching mood

A fallen bough on the side;

all enclosed by colorless grass and failed wheat crops

and a girl who sits and watches who has done all but tried,

What are We or our Hope to hinge on…?

© Nadia Benjelloun

Bio:  Nadia has also had her article, "Is Medicine Neutral and Universal?" recently published here: https://literaryyard.com/2019/08/13/is-medicine-neutral-and-universal/