look past the obvious

look past the obvious

sometimes that
smooth surface
is a false calm
wrapping a rip

that long
tidal swallow
the initiated
know to float with
because fighting
means tiring
& drowning

do not resist
an element
this hungry

let it carry you
past the pull
save strength
for that long swim back

& for breathing


About Susan L Daniels

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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10 Responses to look past the obvious

  1. I like this. Some things, you do not fight – you jusgt flow with your feelings and ride the waves, floating!

  2. Green Speck says:

    Flowing words … lovely poem Susan 🙂

  3. nelle says:

    Reminds me of one of my favourite songs. My old blog carried an extrapolation of part of the lyrics as its title. Ohhhh… Paris Train, Beth Orton. I loved her play with swim, and you invoked the feel with your words.

  4. There are levels to this like a parable ! Bravo! Lovingly, Deb

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