Catching The Ripples

Stone in a pond

A hard hit and a splash

Beneath a clash

It began with in a ripple

And like an infectious disease , it spread

Ripple after ripple, and even more ripples

I dove right in , grasping desperately

I tried to catch the ripples but they multiplied

Ripple after ripple

One flaw giving birth to more flaws

One mistake , more mistakes

I couldn’t take them back

I am swimming deep in the pond

Catching the ripples

But I am drowning in them

Soon I will emerge with bruises

A fish tail and fins

Maimed by my efforts to take back the past

Swimming without drowning

Becoming a product of all my errors

And still trying to catch the ripples

©Nina Fabunmi

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