August 1, 2010
By intrinsically BRONZE, Morris Plains, New Jersey
intrinsically BRONZE, Morris Plains, New Jersey
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I tried to save you but
The bubbles coming from your feet
Blurred my vision of the water
As you fell in sinking circles.
How could everything once be so simple?
Kick, glide, pull, you said to yourself
In gentle rhythms
Sink or swim, sink or swim
Through the water, barely a ripple
Perhaps ocean torrents, I could not know
Was it a terrible miracle?
Losing yourself, forgetting yourself
In this substance lighter than air
Deeper now, you thought, a lullaby
A song
Like 10,000 leagues under the sea
Touch nothing, feel nothing
But the freezing,
Rushing water

Me back to the times when we saw
The little bubbles gather on top of raisins
Just physics
I wonder if that comforted you
Sink low enough and you just
Might come back up again, a different Titanic

The runny sun beating down on you
The rhythm
The voices, alone
Surrounded, lost. Nothing but
A trick of light, in the water, the wind

Up and realize that he is staring
Down at you so deep, drowning, gasping
Close to the shore,
It had been me, all along
Alone in vast expanses of time and space

The author's comments:
Wrote this after having a dream about worlds and worlds filled with water last night

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wishinbubble said...
on Sep. 4 2010 at 5:21 am
This is quite beautiful...and an amazing description of loss and isolation.


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