Treasure Island

Dr Ronnie Bai


How Could I


How Could I?

How could I drown in the deep sea of sickness
When you lock around my frail frame your frailer arms
As giant floats for my shipwrecked body?

How could I choke under the thick seaweed of sickness
When I hear your chiming voice of comfort
That refills with air my emptied lungs?

How could I sink into the squelching silt of sickness
When your searching eyes spear the surface
Your windlass straining to pull up the chain?

How could I end our sea journey for sickness
When the double union knots I made with you
Become tighter as the seas become higher?

Submitted: Sunday, January 19, 2014

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For my loving and caring wife, whose support has been the backbone of my life after I became severely diabetic about 17 years ago.

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