Self Portrait

A reader dips a hand

Into swift water

Waiting in initial silence

To be taken by the current


An author swims

Without life preserver


Yelling towards the shoreline


18 Comments on “Undertow

  1. Pingback: Black Cat Blue Sea Award – Michael Seidel, writer

  2. You have eloquently summed up the difference between readers and writers. Writers take a much greater risk. 🙂


  3. I thought about the poem for several days because I wanted to appreciate it. And today, I feel the truth I am trying to shout to the shore. Well done.


  4. The poem gave me a gut-chuckle, and then a quiet moment of self reflection. It is rare for writing to do both in a concise manner. Well done.


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