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La Llorona
by Nevada Kerr

The tired keener crawls
Under font and waterfall
Probing for her drowning daughters
Bending toward their calls

She forfeits Heaven's dower
Bewitched by tear and taunt
Her begrudged maternal cries
Vociferous and long

She swoons and reels deflowered
Screeching like a haunt
A fragrant mead turned sour
Rendered fetid by the swamp

A spectral ventriloquy
A requiem of tongues
From eerie dusk till dawn
She shrieks her river song

Written by © Nevada Kerr
May 19th, 2003.

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