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. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. You have eloquently summed up the difference between readers and writers. Writers take a much greater risk. πŸ™‚


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

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