“Treading Water” by Mitch Hicks

“I’m in deep water
My lungs no longer cry out
Legs leaden stretching
Arms once so strong now fall asleep
Eyes mellow not in anger
Lips tormented with sorrow
Under currents swirling testicles
Toes curling around tangling weeds
Drowning in my own lament”
© 2010

5 comments

  1. lkthayer · June 9, 2010

    Mitch, I am stunned by the foto & poem…you are such a gift to The Juice Bar, thank you!!
    XXX three cheers!! 🙂

  2. Lordy · June 9, 2010

    I took this snap of Torside Reservoir a few years ago during my solo Pennine Way walk…… So pleased that it made it to the bar.
    Thanks Lisa

    • lkthayer · June 9, 2010

      You are oh so very welcome! 🙂 XXX

  3. Lordy · June 9, 2010

    XXX

    • lkthayer · June 9, 2010

      Let’s drink to The Juice Bar at almost 50,000 squeezes, yeah!!! 🙂 XXX

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