Rip Tide

Thursday’s Poetry Pub Poem a Day Challenge prompt was “currents.” Here’s my response.

“Only dead fish go with the flow.”
Unless of course, you’re caught in a rip tide
Which means if you fight it, you’re hosed
Don’t you dare swim against it,
You have to ride it out
Angle your escape, and
By the slant of words spoken, bisect it
Swimming askance,
Speaking truth slight
Is sometimes the best way
To turn on the light,
Get out and home alive.

© Randall Edwards 2022
#NovPad #PoPubPAD Challenge hosted by @poetry_pub 
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About randamir

I pastor Grace Presbyterian Church in Kernersville, North Carolina which locals fondly refer to as K-vegas -- the town not the church. As D.T. Niles once said, "I am not important except to God."

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