Tagged: drowning

when we were water,

when we were water,
we didn’t have tongues to hold
back the words, trading

secrets effortlessly, with
abundance approaching drowning
.
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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
.
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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
.
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we are all a soft

because you taught

some words are buried

some words are buried
too deeply in other words,
each one arching with

hunger, requiring someone
to take charge, feed the meaning
.
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take care in how you

there were other boys

there were other boys
i took to the lake, no one
stayed under as long –

drowning is no small thing, a
prerequisite to floating
.
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you can’t say yes to

you can’t say yes to
everything, but
for the times
when you can, be
content in knowing
that there is always
someone willing to
finish that last
drop
of whiskey
should you be
tired of drowning
.
20130421:1200
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on the scale of zero

on the scale of zero
to infinity, we are all in
variant degrees
drowning. what
distinguishes us
is the scale to
which you or i
can actually
save one another
from each other
.
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