Gills MAG

September 28, 2009
By stepherz GOLD, Solon, Ohio
stepherz GOLD, Solon, Ohio
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Say you're caught in between,
Arrested.
Entangled.
Hooked on the dangling bait of uncertainty and security.

You say to yourself,
Idiot,
Remember the last time –
When you couldn't tell the difference ­between
A worm and a flimsy plastic feather?

Well, as the veins bulge out of your feet
As you stand in frustration straining to ­discern what you can,
Are you noticing the world sliding by?

Because the last time you bit, you lost:
You were thrown in a pail without regard
And left to asphyxiate slowly, gasping
For the air that you couldn't breathe.

Because you still cannot decide –
Was that learning, and what did it teach?
To swim toward a potential hook
Or starve?

So say you're caught in between,
Snared.
Captured.
Dreaming of other fish in the sea.



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SaraB. GOLD said...
on Mar. 26 2010 at 8:20 pm
SaraB. GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one" Abraham Lincoln

Wow, that was really deep. I loved the fish metaphor (I was playing with the fish idea in my poem Never, Not Once). Good work, I can totally relate. :)


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