The best advice I’m going to get all day (a poem)

I took my own advice with this one—I was going to add more lines, but then realized it should end where it does…

I’m not dancing
the lake is deep and dirty
and unfit for human consumption
and the idea of treading water
for the next several years
holds no appeal whatsoever

Neither does yet another metaphor
involving water
and the potential for drowning—
we get it: life is difficult

Swallow and move on

(20 July 2018)