Poetry Story 14

His father had been investigating

The day she arrived had him fade into shadow

Now he was here with answers

Answers that churned everyone’s stomachs.

She was the daughter of a powerful man,

She was the daughter of a prostitute,

She would have tarnished the man’s reputation,

Her presence in the river suddenly made sense,

His father had not finished. His mother looked ready to kill.

She was also his daughter.