deep water is safest

deep water is safest
note to self

your sailor friend vowed
deep water is safest—
illogical for a landlocked
midwestern girl who
yearns to cling to shore

all that’s uncharted in
the salty abyss makes you
uneasy—bottom feeders
things with pincers
tails that sting
giants with razor teeth—
you quiver at the thought
of who is gliding under you

but what about trust?

2022 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.