if you don’t know what to do just drift…

the drifter

nothing can stop the
floodwater march. i
came too damn late
to do any good; it’s sandbag-
living with repercussions
i’d payoff to leave me to a
loosely inspired daydream about
ring fingers & friends
forever.

i know i’m deep red
inside & out without having
to look. less certain is whether
anyone is searching for
me for the same reasons
i’m looking for them. hope
springs eternal even if
busted or broke or floating
or all three.

watching wreckage float
past, a far-off voice asks
if we’re still okay. i’m too
worn down to set ’em straight;
a jesters laugh is my only
reply. hope springs
eternal, but he needs to
figure that out for himself.

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4 Responses to “if you don’t know what to do just drift…”

  1. “i know i’m deep red
    inside & out without having
    to look. less certain is whether
    anyone is searching for
    me for the same reasons
    i’m looking for them.”

    –That’s such a nice moment. I enjoyed the apparent honesty and self-dialogue in this poem. Thanks for sharing;

    • Thanks much. Most of the self dialogue in this poem is based on events other than the flood, but you make do with what ya got. Take it easy, and thanks for stopping by.

      crb.

  2. Liked these descriptions “floodwater march” and “deep red inside and out” very much – extraordinary really! Went back through some of your poems and read them again slowly. And I found that I enjoyed them even more – sort of like sipping a glass of sherry, slowly enjoying the flavor and effect. People tend to breeze through things too quickly and fail to enjoy what they are doing in these modern times I think.

    • Glad you liked it, as always, we aim to please! I think my poetry tends to lend itself to slower consumption, and love it when people dig anyhting I’ve written. Always good to hear from you, hope all is well!

      crb.

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