Saturday, January 23, 2010

Burning Boats

(Pre-Script: This poem pairs well with the song, "Shadowfeet," #56 on the playlist. Go down to the playlist, click on that song, then come back and resume reading. I'll wait...) (...still waiting...)

Boats are burning and I'm
just learning how to swim
and tread, swim and tread,
and breathe and hold a breath
and move forward with the force
of my body and all of this water.
There is unrealized power
in these lungs, these arms,
these legs-
I will not drown;
there is a different shore ahead
past the last point on the horizon I
can see.


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