There’s a hole

There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea.

 

Mama sang me the song when I was little and so I know. There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea. The song goes like this:

 

There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a frog on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a wart on the frog on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a hair on the wart on the frog on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

There’s a germ on the hair on the wart on the frog on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea

 

The song always stopped there. I don’t know if Mama didn’t know the rest of the song or what. She always sang it real fast and I think it was supposed to be a game. How fast can you sing it and not mess up? But I knew the song was not a game. And that first line scared me bad. And that’s because that first line is real.

There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea.

I don’t know if something bad comes out of the hole and takes all the good in the world. Or if all the good in the world is just sucked down that hole and never comes back out. But I know that there’s a hole in the world.

There’s a hole. And it’s in the bottom of the sea.

 

The hole took Carrie-D last summer and left Mama real sad. Mama said her name real quiet a lot.  “I miss Carrie-D, I miss Carrie-D, my baby girl, my baby girl.” She said it a lot and cried big scary cries when she thought she was alone. The hole in the bottom of the sea took Carrie-D. But Mama didn’t have a baby girl named Carrie-D so I don’t know who she was talking about, but whoever Carrie-D was, the hole took her from Mama and sucked her down and never gave her back. When the hole took Carrie-D, it took a good part of Mama and sucked it down and I don’t think it will give that good part back.

 

The hole took Grampa when I was littler last year. Then the hole took most of Nana. She never smiled real smiles and the hole took Nana right before Christmas. When the grownups thought they were alone they said people named Depresshun and Sue E. Side took Nana but I knew it was the hole. All the grownups smiled weird smiles because it was Christmas and you are supposed to smile at Christmas but when they thought they were alone they didn’t smile. They cried long quiet cries and looked at pictures of Nana and Grampa and them and me because the hole had took Nana and sucked her down and never gave her back.

 

The hole took most of Uncle Sean. The grownups said someone named Heroine took him but I know it was the hole. Uncle Sean looks real bad now. He never smiles and he’s a lot skinnier than he was. Smaller than he was. The hole took part of him and sucked it down. The hole took the good part of Uncle Sean and it’s been a long time. I don’t think the hole is going to give the good part of Uncle Sean back.

 

The hole took the good part of cousin Grace. She started middle school and the hole came and took her good part. Grace never laughs or smiles anymore and cries a lot and says bad things about herself. She doesn’t eat much now and hurts on herself. The hole took her good part and sucked it down and I don’t know if it will ever give the good part of Cousin Grace back.

 

The hole took the man I always saw when we drove to the big stores. He was the man with the coat and the dog and the cardboard sign. One day he was at his same spot and then the next day the hole took him. I don’t know if the hole took the dog. But it took the man and it sucked him down and it never gave him back.

 

The hole took the boy on the TV. The little boy who was small and face down in the sand by the water and who all the grownups talked about in sad or mad ways. His name was Refuge-G and the hole took him and sucked him down and never ever gave the little boy back.

 

The hole took lots of people on the TV. And all the grownups talked in sad or mad ways about the people that got took. And the grownups said mad words at each other and pointed fingers. And I think the hole took parts of the grownups when they did that. The hole took the good parts of them and sucked them down and never gave the good parts back.

 

I want to stop the hole from taking. I want to put a big stopper in the hole. I want to plug it up for good and not let it take anymore. I am going to learn how to do that. Maybe when I am all grownup I will be the one to stop the hole from taking. That will be a good day. But maybe until I can stop the hole, all the grownups now can help stop the hole from taking. That would be good. Or maybe they can help bring back the good parts of people that get took and sucked down. That would be real good too.

 

There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea. There’s a hole. Let’s stop it from taking.

 

KidDrawing

 

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