Poem: “Treading Water”

Submitted without comment… I think it explains itself.

Treading Water

It makes little difference
if you swim with the current
or throw yourself against it
if in fact you are
in the middle of the ocean

The only way
to keep from drowning
is to get out of the water

Things become so much clearer
when you are no longer
thrashing and flailing about
against an indifferent, slippery foe
you can never defeat

Here, take my hand

A friend loaned me his boat
and although I haven’t a clue
how to steer it
or where we are headed
the sun rides high and
we’ve a good wind at our backs

Wherever we are going
it shouldn’t take long

– Becca Morn, 13 June 2006

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