I just returned from Milwaukee WI where I was blessed to swim, one day, in great Lake Michigan. Leaving the beach full of gratitude, my heart broke when the radio told me what has been found in the fish of this first lake of my heart.
Mint green, the rolling water,
its roar erasing
the rest of the world—
But no, Lake Michigan’s splendor
only underlines what the world is for!
Its marvel more powerful than presidents,
its watersong more constant than suffering,
its enormous presence
spreads a healing balm
on humanity’s ripped skin.
Great lake full of heart,
as I make my amends
for the Prozac found in your fishes,
make large my own sorrowing heart,
©Susa Silvermarie 2017