flow (surrender)

there is that current you go willingly with
or it takes you anyway in riffs and rips
better to slide into it than fight,
drowning in crocodile rolls

hard to teach that flow
but when we learn it
easier to skim,
to float that surface pull.
it  only takes you under
if you fight

the dead surrender
much more easily
than the live

but we can learn it

***another octpowrimo exercise, prompted here:  http://www.octpowrimo.com/2012/10/writing-poetry-day-21-weaving-and.html#more

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I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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14 Responses to flow (surrender)

  1. So true, it is easier once you learn to go with the flow than to constantly fight the current. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Especially liking that last line.

  3. nelle says:

    Go with the flow… to a point. :-)

  4. Insightful and very well expressed!

  5. Acceptance is the key

  6. Green Speck says:

    Surely we can learn …

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