out deeper

white waves crashing

ruining the poetic force of the image

of a naked unshaken middle-aged man

wading boldly out into the dark blue waters

of a Pacific Northwestern seascape.


hard-nippled, defiant, curious

about the limits of body and mind;

white waves crashing

the undertow pulling suddenly

at the pale fleshy underbody

of a startled Homo sapien

realizing a powerful new desire to live.

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Without Challenges

courage wanes. Into each life a little rip tide. :D