Water Can’t Drown
I had been lost at sea for 87 days
before I realized that I didn’t know how to swim.
The moment it occurred to me, I began to drown.
Flailing flare gun arms, choking lungs taking on water.
Then I remembered what Bruce Lee had said all those years ago
and I closed my eyes and became water.
Searching out someone else to drown with all the other water.
Pulling them down by panicked legs far too hairy
to ever be beautiful.