Listing

Sometimes I just want to shout man overboard

I wonder if they notice me drowning in my sea of despair

The waves washing over me eroding my will to rise above the tide

of hopelessness.

 

Sometimes I just want to shout man overboard

It as if I have been listing too long

I can’t hold on anymore and I am driftwood at sea

Destined to become seaweed and seashells for beachcombers in the longshore drift.

 

©Alison Jean Hankinson

It was a man overboard kind of week. This is for Napowrimo18. Day 27. Fragile.

 

 

Author: alisonhankinson

I am a school teacher and a mum and a red cosmic skywalker, and sometimes a netball coach...but beneath it all I am a writer...

2 thoughts on “Listing”

  1. I totally get the man overboard part (although is that acceptably PC anymore?). It could be worse. I had a “I can’t get off the damned ship” kind of a week. The waters looked so inviting.

    Now… I loved the images you invoked. They spoke the desolation you were striving for. Really good!

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