Waving at Myself as I Float By

 

If I can tell myself that I am
Just good enough for passing,

Then each sunrise won’t grate
Like a challenge given.

Each afternoon won’t numb like
Vaulting through apathetic miasma.

Each sunset won’t philander like
The longest leg of any journey.

Each midnight won’t deteriorate into
A battle for every breath.

 

I could sleep with my eyes closed
And my heart open.

And wake with the whisper of crystalline waters
Carrying me towards a shimmer dusted shore.

 

JW ©2018

 

shimmer beach

 

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