Grandmother falls from her bed in the home.
Daughter does not sue—
tired of the long drives every month.
Life does not make you less beautiful.

The Abandon of Words

Sometimes words sprinkle as droplets of rain
Across a parched landscape. Here, and then vapor
A tenacious few collecting to trickle at first slow
Rivulets coalescing into streams, even rivers
Determined to carry meaning to its destination.

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tongues of the ocean is an online literary journal of Bahamian, Caribbean and related poetry. We now publish once a year.

Editor-in-chief: Nicolette Bethel

ISSN 2074-1901

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