I was instructed not to pray for you,
daughter who drowned her wrong child
at our ocean’s worst fault.
Furrowed soil and scapular blades lie at cross purposes in a sea cavern. No one could knit it but
At night, when all else fails to remember my name,
I hear you,
"Indeed, climate scientists tell us that dramatic shifts in weather, either too hot or too cold, too wet or too dry, will become commonplace, creating conditions where the struggles over and control of water will emerge as one of the central political, ecological, and public health issues of the twenty-first century." - Excerpt by David Kinkela, Teresa Meade, and Enrique Ochoa, editors, from "Water," in Radical History Review 116, Spring 2013