I watch our words
as they crash between us like waves
We stand back and wait
until the waters subside
and we can survey the damage
that's been washed ashore
Before we can salvage the pieces
another swell is unleashed upon us
and we scramble out of the way
We have two choices;
ride the waves
and take our chances in open water
and risk being smashed against the rocks
And I wonder...
can you swim?