Going with the Flow Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be

trying not to flail,
I float on down the river.
What the? What the?
Shh, it’s just the river.
Shh, don’t even paddle your arms
trying to trust,
I float on downstream.

Baffled, flummoxed
and bushed,
what else can I do.
But what if I drown?
Shh, you can float.
Shh, if you thrash, you flounder.
What the? What the?
I think I’m sinking.
Shh, unthink it.

©Susa Silvermarie 2022