Friday, January 2, 2009

The Pool

Is it better to keep busy, 
    buzzing only to fool the silence,
or slip silently into
the deep pool
    and feel around
for the spongy floor,
    wade through the muck,
feet stuck
    breath halting
half drowning
in the terrible, murky middle
between treading in the cool depth
and retreating to the shallow shore.

Picture credit: Miri Peer,

1 comment:

Pauline said...

One needs to do both. That busy-ness, the transfer of focus, provides time to heal. But one needs to reach for the bottom and experience the pain to know that it's not where one wants to live.

Such beautiful words that speak of such sadness...