Drowning

People don’t change
They dance around the consistency
of who they are destined to become anyway,
the way we did together


Sway, and I danced with you,
and we pretended for an instant
that we were not afraid,
that together we were invincible


God, we were stunning
Shocking, like a train wreck
Surprising, like a tragedy,
Shattered, we were beautiful


So take me now, again
Grab my hands, I’ll clutch yours
Drown with me, lover
in gorgeous deceit


And, as your lungs burst,
When the fear flares,
don’t forget to hold tight,
Because together, we’re invincible

0 thoughts on “Drowning

  1. COMMENTS – from original blog post

    oatmeal girl said…
    I read this fast,a nd then slowed down and thought first one thing and then another.

    And then I thought of the philosopher.

    And I cried.

    June 27, 2009 9:11 AM

    Z. Vyne said…
    hey og~

    I'll take that as a compliment.

    Thanks, as always, for reading with me.

    Z

    June 27, 2009 10:58 AM

    oatmeal girl said…
    Yes. It's a compliment. And a refutation to any ideas you have about problems with poetry.

    June 27, 2009 11:08 AM

    Z. Vyne said…
    og~

    I still don't consider myself a poet, but I'd be lying if I didn't admit to liking this one.

    Z

    June 27, 2009 11:10 AM

    oatmeal girl said…
    It's very important to allow ourselves to take credit for things we know we've done well. To stand up and say yes. This is good.

    June 27, 2009 11:12 AM

    Z. Vyne said…
    og~

    I taught you that (and take full credit for it).

    Z

    June 27, 2009 11:20 AM

    oatmeal girl said…
    You could teach me a lot of things.

    June 27, 2009 11:27 AM

    eve said…
    wow. can i just say that? breathtaking…

    wow.

    June 27, 2009 10:09 PM

    Z. Vyne said…
    Hi eve,

    You can say anything you like.

    Z

    June 28, 2009 9:31 AM

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