Lisan Ile

Do not begrudge the constant drizzle of Lisan Ile,

whose posture, crumpling, beaten
as her kin washed ashore,
their ashes lost piecemeal in the grits
of sand.
The driftwood toiling,
severed headstone floats
atop the crush of distant swells.

It drizzles here
but never pours.
In gasps and gulps come grief-sodden villagers, only
in the shadow of this heavy, stone girl,
eyes downcast,
shielding her kin from the absent sun.


Lowshilda
Broodja
Loon
Calamassika
Lisan Ile
Fonda
Riddlegard
Damur
Grauwesse
Nichtil
Rochelau
Salouna
Ruevin
Amytha
Tousanne
Oepallis
Brucca
Weidel
Ablita
Schappen
Kallidome
Aurbleu
Maarsten