Pondby Stephen Gibson
Volunteers form on the sidewalk, then go down to the clearing:
first thing spotted is the boy’s red tricycle in the drainage pond.
Outside store security video, eleven year old runs into abductor;
a few days later she’s found behind Quick Oil Change in a pond.
Minister’s adult daughter is questioned about murdered preschooler:
admits suitcase is hers, not how it hid a child of that age in a pond.
Decades’ old missing-persons is solved as construction site is drained:
car, two sets of bones (female adult, child): cold-case storage in a pond.
Florida’s Everglades as the world and the world in darkness: shine a light,
and there are eyes watching at the surface waiting to forage in that pond.