all the ways


all the ways I drown in silence

as lifeboats climb trees

the tidal pull, the listen for you

but wave after wave of mute breath

while your forests are alive with float

songs of save, so far away

sink, sink in salty quiet

none of your life lines reach

they play melodies in trees

and I struggle

wordless rip current

desolate sea

silences me


13 thoughts on “all the ways

  1. I love the pure emotion in this poem – your feelings are tangible, and stir up some disturbing thoughts and memories. I really like the unusual smybolism that you have employed here – ‘as lifeboats climb trees’, ‘mute breath’. Excellent writing!

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