Float

You were the raft.

And our lives were the sea.

Bending, breaking, arching, angry…

You were the raft.

Yet also the waves

Smashing, crashing, twisting, pulling…

You were the raft.

Yet I was just me

Alone on a raft surrounded by sea.

Scared to swim, scared to drown…

Scared of the waves and the ocean around

So you tossed me about

Close to life but no really living

When something changed

Snapped, broke, shattered….

In me.

I realized

You are not the sea

You are just you, and I am just me

And I alone can survive just by me.

I don’t need your raft or your promise of hope

I alone by myself have learned how to float.

Comments 4 comments

Valleypoet 4 years ago

A very well crafted poem invoking images of the sea and the emotions it creates within us. Thanks for sharing:-))


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arb 4 years ago from oregon

Hello sarah, its been awhile. I see that you are still in the recovery process and obviously, recovering nicely. I like the poem very much and a superb outlet for what life is impressing upon you. Be well.


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Well done and emotion packed! I agree with Arb.


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Sarah Writes 4 years ago from California Author

Thank you three very much for taking the time to read Float. I always love to read the comments and insight that is on the bottom of each page! Take care - Sarah

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