Some people you save once




You see them

hands flailing, screaming for help, legs kicking, desperately trying to keep their head above water.

So you throw them a lifebuoy, shout from the water’s edge to encourage them to not give up,

you might even jump in to pull them to shore


Notice that

though they cough sputter spit; eyes red, nose running from that near-death experience

But even before the fear tears and salt water had evaporated,

they jump headfirst back into the deep end.


That’s when you must realise:

that no matter how hard you try,

some people just do not want to be saved.

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  1. Adrian 9th August 2018 on 5:19 pm Reply

    OMG I JUST REALISED that ABCDE and iaremunyee are one and the same person. Used to really enjoy reading your blog entries back in the day. Haven’t visited in a long time, and looks like I’ve got a lot to catch up with. New found appreciation for this! Thank you for all you do!

  2. Veyroniqa 9th August 2018 on 8:51 pm Reply

    I have no idea why nothing is showing up for me but glad to see that you’re still writing.

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