Lillian Susan Thomas

*drowning - Poem by Lillian Susan Thomas

I knew about drowning
Long before love taught me:
Eyes, nose, mouth filled with water,
Holding my breath
Until lungs screamed for air
and my pulse crashed in my ears
Like breakers on a rocky shore.
From one near-drowning I feared deep water
And took until I was a teen to learn to swim.
And so it was with love:
One kiss and I knew
How close to drowning love was.
Should I take the plunge?

Comments about *drowning by Lillian Susan Thomas

  • Sina Farajzadeh (11/17/2012 9:47:00 AM)

    Great work. Nice similes. Liked it. Best wishes (Report) Reply

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  • (11/15/2012 9:06:00 AM)

    Some of us dive in head first. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 15, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 11, 2011

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