I envy those
who plan and walk
with measured steps
and measured speech
at peace with their lives

would that I could
slow the heart
move with purpose
and grace
stop making noise

I flail like a clumsy child
learning to paddle
in the shallows
going nowhere fast

just trying to stay afloat

inspired by “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.”  Audre Lorde

2 thoughts on “Afloat

  1. anno

    “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.”

    I’d be envious of anyone who could it make such a strong declarative statement as well. How about if I paddle around in the shallows with you? Sounds like fun!

    1. Dee

      come on in! better hurry while the water is still warm – temps are dropping and it will soon be time for fires in the fireplace lol

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