It went so well until the pool
Had emptied;
We sat on the deck, wet
And dripping,
Cold and unsure.
Something quiet to Carly
From PaPa Dave
And we waited.

Carrie was inside
And Carrie said
And Carrie said

She saw her father's eyes
Roll with impact and
She cried in her room
She said, she said...

My little cousin,
Don't cry --
I don't want...
I can't see you cry.

Another little disturbance,
A 10-year fight
Or one more forgotten incident --
No one can say.

But Carrie said...