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Floating

I have friends who encourage me to float (you know, relaxation therapy) to achieve calmness. Yeah, I try, I really do. But my last float experience was productive: it produced a poem!!! Perhaps I should buy a book of six and get that novel done.

Float

Floating,
I try to concentrate
On nothing.

Calming,
Floating on a salt sea,
Warm in the dark,
Wrapped in the safe arms of Neptune’s nymphs.
I feel a hint of danger!
Eight arms maybe instead of two?

Wandering,
Floating in a salt sea,
Flavored with the blood of pirates,
Seasoned with rum and gunpowder.
Tears of mermaids,
Garlanded with kelp and shells,
Tinted blue by
The ink of squids.

Speculating,
Floating in a salt sea,
Blue lights dance behind my closed lids,
Their glow the last glimmer of Titanic
As she sinks, settling, her stern disappears.
Heroes were forged that day.

Floating,
I try to concentrate
On naught.
My thoughts go to nothing…
Then everything!
Maybe it’s the salt!

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