turn around don’t drown

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the day I found you

was a dark spot

in my life

and you made me

feel wanted again

i can never repay

what you did for me

how you held me up

when I thought

i would surely drown

how you made me see

i could turn around

and start over again

i am forever

In your debt

for helping me

no longer be afraid

of the person

in the mirror


Written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August (FDDA) #7 – found

Cast The First Stone

With a loud plop

The stone began its fall

The water slowed its descent slightly

And I watched with fascination

The way the waves rippled outward

Almost as if the stone sent out a warning

“The end is near!”

This creek is too shallow I thought to myself

While morbid ideas danced in my mind

I shook my head and took a deep breath

I will not let the demons get to me

It is only a rock in the water

No metaphors today

I make a mental note to remember

Next time skip the rock across the water

Never let me see it fall to the watery graveyard