paper boat

I’m going
to build a paper boat of my recycled self
thin, faded blue lines
with sentences about you and me and yesterdays lament
and I’m sailing away
you know
I’m leaving
the fear, of this thing falling apart
sludge for the high sea
I’m not afraid
there is no anchor
I’m drifting
across inky oceans
toward tomorrows island
with pens for paddles
and font for the fish
I’ll miss you.

© ryan

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Bitey, metaphorical and ambiguous little writes.

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  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 5 years ago


  • bloorain
    bloorainabout 5 years ago

    lovely! love the metaphor :)

  • Jessica Andrews
    Jessica Andrewsabout 5 years ago


  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 5 years ago

    I’m stowing away
    With the exact same intent.

    How I love this…xxx

  • i will build you a little paper seat right beside me x

    – PJ Ryan

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 5 years ago

    awww and we shall sing sea ditties ;) x

  • i’m wearing an eye patch too. a must.

    – PJ Ryan

  • umbra
    umbraabout 5 years ago

    my recycling only produces ashes so i can not float but wonderful to see you and lisa above me in your boat…..

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldabout 5 years ago

    As long as you have your imagination as a sail then the winds of fate will take you on a bold and adventurous voyage ’-)

  • Teacup
    Teacupabout 5 years ago

    even with the fear of possible sludge on the high seas, you set sail – distant shores of hope await… safe journey with the wind in your sails. x

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockabout 5 years ago

    I am so digging this piece and enjoying the ride as I love.

  • lianne
    lianneabout 5 years ago

    this is so fantastic Nicole – wonderfully lyrical, fabulous images – what a terrific metaphor! You are really gifted – what a joy to read!

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