Outward Bound was created
To keep young men from drowning.
During WWII, when their ships went down,
Too many were drowning.
This seems like pertinent information
As we weather our own rough seas.
So when you are tossed into the deep
Take off your clothing- it’s weighing you down
( As in- Drop Your Baggage)
And let yourself sink below the surface
Resting there in the quiet
And when you need a breath
Kick back up to the surface
For a breath
Only to go back into the quiet
Of the sea below.
Through the long night
Breathing and not breathing
In the Great Ocean.