Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sink or Swim


She hadn’t noticed the water rising,
cutting her off from the mainland.

Now she was trapped,
standing on a patch of rapidly shrinking solid ground.

The midday sun,
which had warmed her gently in the morning,
burned down fiercely
adding discomfort to fear.

Today she would learn how to swim or she would drown.

13 comments:

Matt-Man said...

I hope you learn to swim. The world is better with you in it!! Cheers...

lime said...

yikes, might be good to learn in more placid waters!

val said...

Sounds like the story of many women's lives.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Excellent 55!

Reminds me how I learned to swim when I was 3 years old: my father threw me in the water.

puerileuwaite said...

Or ~

She could pile the smaller rocks on top of the larger ones

Thus, adhering to the advice presented in Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground"

Travis said...

That's my fear - drowning.

Top cat said...

I like the picture and your words.
At first I thought she was a mermaid but I guess they already know how to swim.
tc

snowelf said...

Cathy this is awesome.

--snow

Miss Understood said...

Don't fight the waves. You'll float if you let yourself x

Pauline said...

Coastguards are on standby.

Michael said...

**insert cheerful and witty comment here**

Queenie said...

Breast stroke or crawl?? Good to get back and see your still putting it out there.

ann said...

(((Cathy))))

I think I doggy paddled
my way through; just enough
to keep afloat; neither
swimming nor sinking, but
drowning was never an option;
it's not for you either