head above water

by Teresa Finney

“I cannot do this hard-knock life alone. You are all the softness a rock dreams of being
. The mistakes the rain makes at picnics
 when Mother Nature bears witness in much better places.

So yes
, I will gladly take on your ocean
 just to swim beneath you
 so I can kiss the bends of your knees
, in appreciation for the work they do
keeping your head above water


-Mike McGee