The River Beneath the River
By Donna Iona Drozda © 2000
“The old woman La Loba…who lives beneath and yet on the top side of the earth.
She lives in us and through us and we are surrounded by her.”
A great theft takes place when I am nineteen. It is a theft of my soul in three parts. The first loss comes in early June when my newborn baby is relinquished through adoption ‘for his and my own good’. He is...