Of Mending and Manners

No Lifeguard on Duty

It is difficult
when one is drowning
to wave to the people on shore

one wants to be
friendly, of course

but perhaps it is
more important
to keep
swimming

Lois Tschetter Hjelmstad, 1990. Fine Black Lines: Reflections on facing cancer, fear and loneliness.

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