The Rogue Wave

 

for EE & JWP

 

It was the loud roar that made me look up

from the sand, the tide line

and piles of kelp, stranded.

 

As I thought, it was a rogue,

so I turned and ran, I ran and ran.

 

But the rogue swept me up,

so I swam and swam,

I swam until the rogue with his last push

pitched me on to the strand

and into the rest of my life.

 

2000

 

Copyright James Phoenix 2017

updated 5/7/2017