Uncharted Waters

Uncharted Waters

Wading in your shallow
I see clearly what is there
as I sidestep small pebbles
without surprise 
Inviting, gentle and warm
Safe
 
It is when I venture into the deep
A pool of uncharted waters
I find myself in danger
Below the surface in the blackness
riptides and dangerous currents 
pull me in opposing directions
 
Confusing and taking breath
I hit rocks with flailing legs
Left bloodied and bruised
Out of my depth
I cannot survive the unknown
and your tide consumes me
 
 
Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
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Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay

  6 comments for “Uncharted Waters

  1. July 3, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Beautifully absorbing and poignant.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 3, 2021 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks Jude! I’m happy you liked it ☺️

      • July 3, 2021 at 2:25 pm

        I really did.

  2. June 29, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Unknown can break us or be our making.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 30, 2021 at 7:28 am

      That’s right Sadje. We just never know 😕

      • June 30, 2021 at 9:11 am

        Indeed.

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