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October 26, 2014 / austreberto

downstream

downstream

i am surrounded by the chaos
but i’m not enveloped

i am swimming amongst it
but not drowning

living it daily
but not letting it control me

on most days
i am winning a battle that i am supposed to lose
just to stay afloat in the shallow waters

if i sink
i am part fish
with gills that i borrowed from my first fish

i named him oscar

he was part grouch
but only in his tailfin

he kept it back there so it would always be behind him
and not cloud his vision

it was a lesson i wouldn’t learn for myself for years

to let everything flow around me

i could swim against the current
if i really wanted to

i’m strong enough

at least
i believe myself to be

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  1. Neeraj (nekneeraj) / Oct 26 2014 11:29 am

    It talks about strength, hope and stubbornness.. just like I like it.

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