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The scurry and flurry of thoughts
hound me
jabbing, stabbing 
so I seek comfort 
in the ebb and flow...

I do not rush and dive in.
I let myself
slip softly...
easing myself carefully into 
the saline calm 

fingerlings of froth
licking my skin

Only my face,
save for my ears,
greet frigid air

All the rest of me
just wants to
drown out
drawn out
of thoughts
and words

It's not enough
to mute everything

I take that deep breath
and sink myself 

The weight of the waves
bearing down on me
s-lapping, c-rashing

to the unruffled depths

I crave for breath
I welcome the cool liquid.

So soothing...
embracing me
drinking me in

I wallow in it
as it swallows me in

and then...
and then
I find out
That all along,
I was inside
my own

March 18, 2012

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  1. Date: 4/15/2013 11:02:00 PM
    Lol, we talk about adoption, and other crazy things. Oh, my and a part of me wants her to get pregnant again. ..I know I know, we want to fill the void .... we are like little kids trying to figure out how to get another Bael,:-D wishful thinking, cuz inside we know there is only one Bale. But, then we stop talking cuz, we sound crazy.

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 10:57:00 PM
    It's funny cause, I come here to block reality. .. and then lately I open up poems, and half the time it's a poet writing about his or her loss. In which opens up the pain. Wish they would put label signs on the side. I guess I get very emotional quickly. Don't worry it should fade with every passing day. Royal went back home already :'( ha ha I miss her. She had to face her apartment. I wish her and I could run away, and forget about it all... lol

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 1:30:00 PM
    super love everything about this poem. again...pd

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 6:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved placement in Gautami's contest Nikko. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 6:06:00 PM
    Yours was so well presented,Nikko. I just loved it. I thought it was supposed to be free verse so that's how I did mine but now I am reading some in the list with rhyme. I think I could have done mine much better with rhyme! Congrats on your win, sweetie.

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 5:50:00 PM
    Wonderful piece of poetry,Nikko.I love your style,the imagery and your descriptive words...You are able to lure your readers to ask for more...Kudos to you lady....Awesome ....Love Olusegun..

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 2:36:00 AM
    Congratulations nikko xx

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 1:22:00 AM
    congrats sweet friend Nikko on a wonderful writ and well deserved win .. always super cool .. happy easter blessings from Italy ..luv..

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 6:54:00 PM
    There's my mischievous little win winning again & again! You should do a blog on EFFECTIVE page layout! You are the Queen of it!Such a surprise ending too! Congrad's on your win!

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 3:48:00 PM
    I dipped myself in your art.. Beautiful form, very tastefully done nikko. Many Congratulations on your win and thank you so much for supporting for my contest. love, gautami

  1. Date: 3/27/2012 5:50:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win, Nikko, with this creative, innovative piece. Wonderful! Hugs, Connie

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 11:50:00 AM
    Your way of presentation is very exceptional and beautiful,nikko.Congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 10:17:00 AM
    I like your drooping, dripping layout, which makes sense - as though that was necessary - when the poem ends. Great imagination. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 10:02:00 AM
    thank you for your kind words to my wife on her poem. she is able to read with me tonite and has enjoyed your words very much. I shared your email also with her and she is so grateful for prayers. Ron.

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 9:04:00 AM
    Well interesting & innovative...a very good write Nikko...congrats.

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 9:08:00 PM
    CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!! : ) A deserved recognition, dear Nikko! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 2:10:00 PM
    congrats on your win in the contest nikko; a very innovative write, I liked the layout and the wordplay; the reader really becomes immersed in this poem, which is almost reminiscent of alice in wonderland at the end! :-) charlotte

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 1:04:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in Chris' "Let The Masks Fall" contest Nikko. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 10:29:00 AM
    Wow Nikko this is so inventive! I'm very impressed as usual :) Also, please don't feel bad about my bug poem. I totally revamped it and made it far better for Chris' contest. I appreciate that you provided the inspiration for me to write it-they loved it at my writer's group last week. So, thank YOU and have a great weekend!

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 9:32:00 AM
    congrats on your win from my wife. Ron.. thank you for your kind words to her.