Sunday, February 21, 2010

For B.



If I were drowning,

Would you save me?

I know the water is full of women--

Mermaids, sirens, loreleis and the rest;

I also know that

Falling is to sinking

As spirit is to flesh--

We all need love

As the body needs breath,

So, if I were drowning,

Would you save me?

Or would you say, imperturbably,

"How calm is the surface...

How peaceful the sea"?

________

18 comments:

~ Tabitha ~ said...

{{Nice}}

Riot Kitty said...

If I met her, I'd want to drown her. How's that?

Talon said...

I know what I would do...

It's sad that someone would even feel like there might be a different answer.

Another beautiful poem, Shay.

Steve E said...

I would! I would! And probably it may make someone very happy...that you were saved! Maybe even YOU?

Ohhh, what I have been missing.....

Secretia said...

This is stronger than having the person attached to a polygraph. Very powerful, very direct, forceful. Gentle words with a giagantic impact. Grown in the Word Garden.

Secretia

Daryl said...

I would

Kay said...

love the new photos! and the answer...the answer... perhaps to jump in and join her! :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hmm, I'd think there would be only one answer to that but it's a good question to ask if you are uncertain. The answer would speak volumes.

I'm off on vacation Wednesday. I'll catch up again with you next week. Have a good one!

xo

lady macleod said...

Oh that's brilliant! and I love the photograph as well.

Cloudia said...

A heartfelt plea!



Aloha, Poetess


Comfort Spiral

Ily said...

Are you kidding? That bitch would be singing "My Heart Will Go On..." until I help RK drown her!!

Dulce said...

Difficult questions = difficult answers... After all the ...*** whatever we've experienced I can positively state:
Only WE ourselves can save ourselves...

Mama Zen said...

Should the job require two, I'll help Riot Kitty.

mac said...

Love would necessatate saving you.

Anything less is not love.

Patty said...

very nice!

Tony Single said...

I'd probably put on my water wings and paddle uselessly about, trying not to get my hair wet... and you would probably drown. I know. It's terrible. I'm sorry. :(

spottedwolf said...

of course......

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Sadly I doubt that I would be saved but another lesson learned and maybe from your other poem...another ring formed of growth...the learning oh the pain of it...