Above the water

Published by the ShabdAaweg Review. You can read it here.

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Above the water

Blue lights full of bright pictures
swim among the ocean of colours.

Numbers, words and symbols make up
the vastness of the social canvas. Online

we took our lives, a single drop
in the melting oceans full of plastic lies.

It floods our space. With our heads in the clouds
we don’t see the water

already reaching our knees. Deep down –
smiles hide failures and hearts mask bruises

on our backs. But not all can swim; some are
seasick, the ocean isn’t worth the stars, so stop

jumping up to pose for a smile
when you can barely hold your head

above the water.

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