The Dutch Boy Comes Of Age

Written by: Gregory R Barden

"Dam it ... I said dam it!!" she cried, Tears soft-swimming in her eyes, Welling up like the swift torrent inside her ... "Can you not see the rising submergence in my gaze? My vessel is yet full," she pleaded, "and will soon runneth over! The waters of my ravishment have flooded the lowlands to breaking, And the banks of my best intentions can no longer stem the tide within! Please ... please be my sad salvation, and do what you must, For should you not shore up this trickle of passions, The levees shall most assuredly break, And quickly drown us both!" Indeed, he thought, Brightening.