Dr Ronnie Bai

How Could I - Poem by Dr Ronnie Bai

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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

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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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 19, 2014

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