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Lexington Poetry Month

Drinking From The River of Fear



You know the river I’m talking about.

The one you bathed in once before you knew better but now it seems daunting to dip a toe in it. 

I’ve felt that water drag me along so many times 

so I became a strong swimmer. 

I too have felt like I was throwing myself in there to drown

the only difference now is when I feel myself 

I just call it a baptism
and let the water wash away all that has made me feel so heavy. 


2 responses to “Drinking From The River of Fear”

  1. Kelly Casey says:

    “so I became a strong swimmer.”
    this. is. so. GOOD.

  2. mtpoet says:

    Please email this poem to me at: mtpoet@hotmail.com

    I have a few suggestions…

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