Religion at Three A.M., Night before My Sister’s Funeral – Danielle de Corcho

And I find it again:
The only thing that helps

Like the difference between drowning
In fresh
Or salt water.

Same result,
But one is easier to swallow
on the way Down

It stings less in the eyes
Of those around you
Being hit in the face

With your wild, desperate
Thrashing.  Searching
For One Last Truth

at the bottom
of an ancient
sea

Danielle de Corcho teaches English as a Second Language and writes poetry and creative nonfiction. Her poems have appeared in HEArt Journal Online, Scintilla Magazine, and the Submittable Blog. She lives just outside of New Orleans with her family.  

Photo by Ivana Cajina on Unsplash

2 thoughts on “Religion at Three A.M., Night before My Sister’s Funeral – Danielle de Corcho”

    1. Thank you, Jason. I just began sharing my poems publicly this past year (after years of only sharing with a good friend or two), so your encouraging words are greatly appreciated 🙂 Take care!

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