The Other Side

A part of life enters in
without an invitation
It’s unfortunately deep,

overwhelmingly 
vast

Its color isn’t soothing
like the turquoise beauty
of tropical oceans
Instead, its texture
is rough
to the touch

Nontransparent,
but extremely murky
with complete obscurity

One would not find
wading pleasure
in this entity
for what lies beneath
could tangle one’s feet

but sometimes choice
isn’t an option
and your toes get sucked in
before realization pays you a visit
and you struggle beyond words
to keep your head above water
trying to protect what’s in your heart
what truly matters

Lauren Scott © 2014

I’ll be taking another blogging break for awhile, 
so take care of yourselves.
Be safe, healthy and happy!

Sending hugs, love and many blessings,
Lauren ♥