My Mathematical Distance

My golden badge
for coming second best
lies buried and I am stripped; teased
cut free from my lifeboat
I slow swim from what I once wanted
toward shores full of need;

Yet just before paradise touched
I am defeated, drowning not waving
I swim back to my two treasures smiling
and watch the fading lustre
of the horizon slowly begin
again;

I am happy in candid moments shared
but the sum of all my fears
is the distance between the lifeboat I have
and the island I want;
raised to the power of three.

© Copyright D. Archer November 2011

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One thought on “My Mathematical Distance

  1. “I am happy in candid moments shared
    but the sum of all my fears
    is the distance between the lifeboat I have
    and the island I want;
    raised to the power of three.”

    the yearning for something more, something better, something safer than your lifeboat….I understand the yearning and want. I truely do.

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