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Learning to Float | by thephohemian
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Learning to Float

I am a decentered circle

my weight shifts and shifts

and falls and falls

 

I am trapped by my instability

weighed down by my weight

 

How much a star must suffer

 

No loose ends swim in my waters

I tie them all to my belt

dragging the load of certainly with me

 

Always upstream

never with the current

that is my path

my determination

my choice

 

My will is strong

but its content

undetermined

 

All I have is drive

but I channel it

into empty ravines

 

Remembrance and regrets

they too are part of venture

 

Life is too overwhelming

as that a single voice

could ever capture it all

 

I love you precisely because

you possess a strong commitment

to challenging paradigms of oppression

 

Float untied

The knot’s a noose

 

Should I fly

yes I should

I should sore like an eagle

but there is no flight

no reaching up high

without learning to float

 

Which birds are stupid

enough to fly carelessly

their flight is perilous

but skill carves out

a space for safety

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Taken on May 19, 2017