I float unsure in a brisk, blue sea
And I witness the toils of those around me.
One’s gasping for air, one’s ruined her hair,
And plenty just float in a state in between.
I watch as we all seem to drift with the tides
While the kids wonder why, and adults offer lies.
I watch as the water shoots up and then crashes,
I wince at blue fervor, the struggles, the thrashes.
I tremble at currents, so sly and so strong
As they drag people under who hadn’t done wrong.
And the ones that surf by them, don’t offer a glance,
And they hop the next wave soon as they get a chance.
Though we’re in the same ocean, all in the same boat,
We still seem not to care just who sinks
And who floats.