acrylic inks, painter’s tape, collage on w/c paper
swimming against the current
or in schools with the fish
the water doesn’t much mind
it carries you along
dumping you in some swampy ground
where you gasp and sputter for a while
then break loose in time
to catch a new current.
are you enjoying the ride yet?
or are you hoping for an overhead branch
to grab and pull yourself out?
if you do, the joke’s on you
you can only hold on so long and
oops! now there’s an alligator sharing the water with you
where is that school to join up with for a while?!