An international online magazine that publishes Surrealist poetry in English.
God sees a child drowning and cannot move
After the incident, God sits on a bench near the lake,
staring into the black water. Her hands are knitted tightly
in her lap.
Police sirens bleed blue and red into the night.
Eventually, everyone leaves.
The sky is so dark that it looks as if the lake
Somewhere in the night, a homeless man sleeps on a bench
in an empty park. In the morning,
a woman will sit there and watch her children play.
Ally Schwam is a poet, artist, and professional UX/UI Designer living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her poetry previously appeared in Tupelo Press' 30/30 Project, Dream Noir, Stylus, etc., and is forthcoming in Levee Magazine.