About Femi TAIWO
Femi TAIWO living Hämeenkatu No: 9683 Huittinen Finland
An eater, or swallowhole, is a reach of stream or a tidal area given to violent currents and waves that often upset and/or suck under boats and kayaks and the like as they are attempting passage.
— William Kittredge
The eater, my birthmother, was speaking:
I can't tell you his name.
You have to promise me you won't look for him.
He's not a nice man.
Agitated, frenetic, the eater falling into her own waters.
Sobbing, almost wailing.
I'm so ashamed.
It was one night.
I was swirling into the streambed,
lost in the downstream plunge.
Can you just tell me his name?
I won't look for him.
The eater filled with water, driving
toward the boulder's edge.
into the lava break,
into the fault.