In the drink
Everyone is in the drink --
laboring to keep their heads above water;
no piece of solid real estate
in this vast sea of illusion
upon which to make a stand,
gain a foothold -- a perspective, stability, bearings.
Some are swift and fancy swimmers,
others fat and lightly floating,
some sink like stones but,
everyone, everyone is in the drink,
paddling about, waiting for the One
Who walks upon water;
Who surveys the horizon and sets the course;
Who offers navigation, buoyancy, consolation;
truth, hope, explanation.
Be kind, o child, and dubious,
studious and soft-spoken;
be clear-headed, one-pointed, alert.
O child of God, everyone is in the drink
until they drown in the Ocean of Love.