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Nothing to Lose

On a California day
I stand toes in the sand 
Sipping the sanguine truth.
That deep blue water 
Has laid many a man to rest.
To me it is like a dream
Both real and out of grasp.

I dream of row boats
And a woman in a summer dress.
We talk and laugh 
About the trials that life as laid 
At our feet.
The tide carries us out to sea 
But we don’t notice 
Until it is too late.

Then frantically I try to row us ashore.
We wring our hands,
Make excuses
And try desperately to make light
Of our situation.
My muscles ache as I pull against the current
Is it too late?

And then we spot a frigate
And wave them to our side.
They tow us in past the tide
As we sit and sip our wine
And laugh at our luck.
It is easy to be free
When you have nothing to lose. 

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  1. Date: 9/9/2013 4:16:00 AM
    I love it! I admire how you came to the last conclusive lines. I agree with Karen very much in that way. Nicely written. Very dreamy. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 8:48:00 PM
    I like this ride on the tide that turns out well, "As we sit and sip our wine And laugh at our luck". Cheers to a very nice ending - Karen