Ripples On a Pond (For Daniel)

Ripples On A Pond

(For Daniel)

One dead boy’s circumstance should be confined

to the killer’s here and now.

At least that's what the slayer hoped for.

After all, everyone should understand his need

to have done what he did

in the immediacy of the moment.

Here's the flaw in that logic:

That one dead boy, known to many,

loved by lots, respected by countless.

His loss affects legion in a multitude of ways.

Like ripples on a pond

we feel the waves of the loss 

spread out among us,

and these waves do not subside.

Linda Imbler

Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include three published works by Amazon, “Big Questions, Little Sleep,” “Lost and Found,” and “Red Is The Sunrise.”  

Soma Publishing has published her three e-book collections, “The Sea’s Secret Song,”  “Pairings,” a hybrid of short fiction and poetry, and “That Fifth Element.” 

She is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee.  Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at


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