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The Eclectic Pen - FEAR OF DROWNING

By: Barbara P. (gotchagal) - ,   + 19 more  
Date Submitted: 4/6/2010
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 118

  The ocean reminds me of you...
its taste, like the sweat of you;
sea-weed smooth as your skin.
I wade into it, hesitantly...
ducking into a wave like your armpit,
coming up with saltwater running tears
down my cheeks, filled with a sense of
its vastness; a loneliness going back
to the moment of creation.
After awhile, reassured,
I am able to give myself over in trust
and let it carry me, hold me, take me
along with it...
rising, falling,
rising, falling.
Barbara Gregory (Pearlman)
from "PROCESS" - "AFTERFLASH" 1979

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