15
Apr
09

Poem: “Ming”

Ming

The girl in the water

She is all alone

The one who won’t waste the afternoon sunshine

Nor the shore

Nor the water

She knows the danger in wasting things like that

One day she had her life

And the next it was never the same again

She knows now

To get in the water and swim

Even if the other kids say it’s too cool

If they stay out

Waiting for another, better day

She’s in

Enjoying her new bathing suit right out loud

And judging them all harshly for their extravagance

Once she was a girl swimming in front of her own house

Whenever she wanted

Whenever she felt like it

And now she’s here,

A Chinese girl

Sitting down

In this unchallenging lake

Remembering a place

She will never see again.

~Viola Moriarty


2 Responses to “Poem: “Ming””


  1. April 15, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    aww, i really like this poem. it makes me happy and feel at ease for some reason 🙂

  2. May 30, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Thank you! I really like your eye picture with the color bands radiating outward. Gorgeous!


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viola moriarty

(American, b. 1958)
Modern Expressionist Painter
2012-13 Recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

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