Tagged: drown

drowning doesn’t look

drowning doesn’t look
the way one suspects it looks
every time, it takes

something as hard and soft as
water to appear uplifted
.
20170714:2344
y

the heart, troubled, can

the heart, troubled, can
fool itself and companion
organs to help speed
its demise. it’s a lose-
lose situation, stretching to
compensate, stretching
to compensate –
in the end, our
bodies are altogether
witness, criminal, and
location of a drowning
.
20170323:2215
y

it seems that the spider

it seems that the spider
who drowned this morning
in my tub merely
fainted when i pulled
him out – if only i had
a kiss small enough
to revive him now.
a tub is nowhere
for a spider to
find a home

.
20121021:1042
y

when i consider

when i consider
fighting without
you, the oversight
stings me – sky
breaks rank from
horizon, an eighth
ocean discovers
my lungs, and
i am a micro-
second too late
to assume
crash position
.
20110213:2113
y