~down a never-ending pool~

in a never-ending pool
_ _ _ _ floating
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ silently flowing
_ _ along with the current
flowing down
water pulling you under
_ _ _ _ engulfing
_ _ _ _ _ _ scattering
pushing you out
washing you ashore
at the side of the pool
_ _ flushing you out
alongside the pool
people passing by
_ _ fighting the flow of the current
_ _ _ _ fighting to stay afloat
_ _ _ _ _ _ fighting to swim back
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ fighting to stay alive

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ too late...
_ _ for each is flushed ashore
_ _ _ _ through various openings to rest along the side
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of
_ _ _ _ _ _ the never-ending pool


[November 2004]