Fishing For LIfe

Written by: Ingrid Laymann

there is a pool of words
in me I know there is 
one I learned to use
in my early years of need
I used to flee and swim 
in it when the world 
to me was all closed doors

the words would come
enclose me willingly 
vibrant fish displaying all
their startling colours
eager to be caught by me
for a life having a voice
in the pattern of a verse