Shallow (a poem from my book, Seasons Come, People Grow)

Shallow (a poem from my book, Seasons Come, People Grow)

A Poem by Craig Rozniecki


Everything's very surface,

Very easy from here,

I can stand and not worry,

Not have to think or fear,

I can look and see everything,

Not have to move a muscle,

If I go out any further,

That could mean a world of trouble,

I slowly walk out,

More difficult with each step I take,

I'm now in over my head,

Did I make a critical mistake?

This is too deep for me,

What was I even thinking?

I can no longer see,

The sharks could be after me,

It's hurting my eyes when I open them,

Why does it have to sting?

I hate having to close my eyes,

Everything is fake and imaginary,

I need to walk back to the shallow end,

This is just too much for me,

Life is easier this way,

When you're not having to think.

This book and my three others can be viewed and/or purchased at the following site:

© 2011 Craig Rozniecki

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Added on August 16, 2011
Last Updated on August 16, 2011
Tags: shallow, surface, beauty, exterior, depth, swimming, thought, judgment, illusion


Craig Rozniecki
Craig Rozniecki

Columbus, OH

I'll be honest (like this is something new for me...), I'm not sure what to write here. It's not a singles ads, so even though I like long walks on the beach, I don't see much point in mentioning that.. more..