It can befool

Just a shallow pool

We may call tomorrow


& Sadness

That’s a deep emotion

Deep as any ocean

Anchor lines of memories

Hold us fast – in the past


Murky depths

Hidden obstacles

Ropes & chains that snag & pull

Hold me under to drown


Just below the surface of today



That hateful hurtful NOW

That I see only while gulping air

Gasping & choking

As the memories

Try to pull me under

Choke me with the clarity of hindsight


I go under again

I would rather drown

Than see the NOW