The Island Ahead

Dipping his toe

in the river’s denial,

uncertain of its depth

 

Floating his memories

on ripples of fate,

his deepest secrets kept

 

Refusing to sink

excuses cut free,

his reasons left to buoy

 

Erasing his doubts

 the island ahead

—all sharks turned into Koi

 

(Dreamsleep: May, 2022)

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