Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Jumping from a Submarine

It was only a dream
I knew that even while I slept

the submarine was in trouble
we had to evacuate on the double
don our life jackets and jump into
the cold dark ocean.

The water was moving fast
like a river in a flash flood
I headed for the life raft,

two people I knew from work
waved their arms and helped me climb
on board. I reached out to catch

the little girl behind me
comforting her in the night

taking a deep breath, knowing
everything would be all right.

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