If you don’t swim in the waters
and you don’t dance in slow motion
to see what your body can do floating
slowly, suspended light upon its surface,

you may not catch the rainbows
or bathe yourself in her colors, 
life’s possibilities lost and replaced
will constantly fail to delight you.

For we all come from the sea
who whispers to us in our sleep,
but dreams are only dreams
until we wake up to who we are.

So it is time to dive into your joy
and shake off the blah, blah, blah
of discouraging voices you carry around
in your head. Trust me, they lie.


Richmond, VA

Melvin DowdyComment