Poem: Light Distorted by Water

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

I sink below the crashing waves
The raft upon which I rode is gone
Cast away, so now I am castaway
Alone, adrift, and sinking

I fled with my mother and my brothers
From our war-torn land
Aspiring for safety, for love
Finding storms and contempt

Though hopeless I refuse to sink
Kicking upwards, I thrust myself to the light
Broken beams dancing around me
Perhaps clear and warm on the other side

Charles writes on art, history, politics, travel, fantasy, science fiction, poetry. BA, MA in Political Science, Phd Pending. Inquires: charlesbeuck@gmail.com

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