Lies

As you fall,
you tell yourself lies:
That you’ll dive in safely.
That you have become water.
That the sea has filled you already.
That the surface is visible, fragile, harmless
and that the deeps will welcome you.

But the black stone inside
is cold with truth:
Somewhere,
deep down,
there,
(prepare your heart)
the sea cometh upon us all.

– Kay Winter and Seamus Kennan

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2 thoughts on “Lies

  1. catherine says:

    I really like the contrast between the idea of becoming water and the play on having a stone inside — it brings up thoughts of dread and fear with just one concrete word

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