silent tears fall
from blacked eyes

she sings
her voice a quiver

it reminds me of whale song
that echoes out
as if the weight of
the ocean borne alone
can only be sung in sorrows
keening cry

I drift toward sleep
in the blues and purples of discoloured skin

a tear splashes on my forehead
she whispers

"it'll be alright
we will be alright
mummy will be ok
go to sleep

when the sun rises
on a new day
we'll go down to the ocean
paddle our feet
and swim away"
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