Sometimes, Everything Is About Water


Sometimes, everything is about water


Its heaviness

Its ability to suffocate--to drown




its darkness--the unknown

where all the possibilites of

the unseen monsters, hiding below, waiting 

to feed upon me...


Oh the weight of it is crushing the breath of life from me


until I become the blackest bottom of the sea


Water is everything, everywhere









Then pooling, streaming, flowing, rising, rushing, gushing


I need it, desire it, I drink it down without fear, now

for I am water and I am intoxicated without it


Shall I sink or shall I sail upon this ocean of life and death


All life sails to death in the time of water. 

The journey weighs heavy, but sure.

Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-09-01 at 20:58

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
An interesting poem. I especially liked the first line.

Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Water is the stuff of life and sometimes of death. This piece is laced with disappointments and doubt. I like the way it is structured and the ongoing theme. Oh and the line "All life sails to death in the time of water. " is brilliant.

We love it/dislike it, but we can't do without it, I have a healthy respect for it, but the power it can hold scares me, especially recently with the rains and flooding in parts of the world. The final two lines ring true.

Kathy you are so right and your portrayal is very unique.
I hadn't thought of the breadth of water's command of us.
There is a powerful tug of sensuality in your poem and it strikes, pulls one in and overwhelms but it also inspirits!
Incredible work that I will return to many times!:)

Well done, Kathy. But don't go near
the water. We don't want to lose you.

Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Most of pur planet consists of water, and we can't live without it, but it's power can be a frightening thing. Right now, when it rages upon us it is exactly as you say. Vivid descriptions.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo, Kathy, a great work, inspiring work.

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
As a sailor, water is my element my home my scape. You've described it in ingenious ways that are very intimate. Great work, Kathy.