Thursday, October 1, 2015


artwork: william marr

            --New Orleans, August 2005

by William Marr

With such a name
of course she had to be
a wild dancer

A slight swing of her wide skirt
instantly sent all watchers
into a daze
not able to escape
nor to tell
if what engulfed the city
was water from the ruptured levees
or tears from their eyes

On the turbid water's surface
there were bloated bodies
querying the sky
with outstretched arms

~ previously published in Beyond Katrina
   (Arts & Healthcare Press)