I watch our words

as they crash between us like waves

We stand back and wait

until the waters subside

and we survey the damage

that's been washed ashore


Before we can salvage the pieces 

another swell is unleashed

and we scramble out of the way

We have two choices;

ride the waves 

and take our chances in open water

or surrender

and risk being smashed against the rocks

And I wonder...

can you swim?