Shallow waters

by joetwo

The shallow waters have an unexpected depth,

Though they seem safe, the sands can give way to the unwary traveller

What seems solid may not be

An innocuous step, turning to a trap,

Dragging down it’s victim, to death, to oblivion.

It is the wise traveller who thinks of every step

Who watches, who learns, who prepares

Who then can find their way, through the shallows,

Through life.

On their way to the oft cited but seldom reached goal.