Chimes

Tides

Katie Haemmerle
I almost drowned once,
While trying to out-jump a wave.
In stupor, in a dream,
I lay upon a soft bed of sand.
I am afraid of water.
Aren’t we all?
We balance so precariously upon
Its surface, a weight upon a raft
Threatening to tip into
Depths where only shattered
Visions dwell.