The poem that begins Fiction House Publishing’s latest novel, The Seasons of My Giving Back, by Mark Rogers. Enjoy!
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JAMES THADDEUS FICTION, the FIFTH
The rapacious serpent of the sea,
Fangs bared, it shreds the crowded ferry on which I ride.
Torn from my parents, I cry.
“Jamie, come back,” they shout.
I alone survive.
As do all orphan foundlings, animal or human,
I retreat to imagination to bear my pain.
New loving parents, Dr. Ben and Indira Singh adopt me.
Now I am Raji, an adult,
What is important to living.
©2015 Raji Singh
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