dark waters


shipwrecked with no land in sight
the waters are cold and salty
blackness below swallows your feet
energy to stay in breathing territory
warmth sapped without osmosis
panicked thoughts calling for an end
two ways out, the easy way or tired
scared to take the first, you fight on
light breaks night and still you float
kicking the growing blue
not thinking of what hungers beneath
parched for a drink muscles cramp
ironically dying of thirst while drowning
angry at a broken promise that
you would not be given more than you can handle
this one must have slipped by unnoticed
so you usher in the night


2 Responses to “dark waters”

  1. wally426 said

    I love this one. Every day is precious, you never know when promises will slip by ‘unnoticed’. Also reminds me when Quint gave his speech about the USS Indiannapolis – Very first light, chief. The
    sharks come cruisin’. So we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know
    it’s… kinda like `ol squares in battle like a, you see on a calendar, like
    the battle of Waterloo. And the idea was, the shark nearest man and then he’d
    start poundin’ and hollerin’ and screamin’ and sometimes the shark would go
    away. Sometimes he wouldn’t go away. Sometimes that shark, he looks right
    into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about a shark, he’s got…
    lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eye. When he comes at ya, doesn’t
    seem to be livin’. Until he bites ya and those black eyes roll over white.

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