A Room Full Of Symbols

life
crashes in on you
like
a wave
or a room full of cymbals

to survive
you shut down
go limp
tap out

life
moves on
like
the wind
or the hands of a clock

to catch up
you run
you jump
you get back in touch

(D James)

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under the water line

crushing waves
of sadness
crash over me

and I am afraid
of being sucked in
by the undertow

and though
I know
this is temporary

I wonder
if this time
I won’t survive

(D. James)