Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Changing Tide

The Changing Tide

I’ve swum out too far.
You paddle
in the shallows
oblivious to my peril.

Muscles aching,
burning breath
I stretch my capacity to reach
an unfamiliar shore.

dripping sea water,
I shield my eyes with my hand,
and scan the empty shore I’ve left behind.

Lindsay Riggs Brown

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