Treading Water

I envy those

With the talent and the knack

To write stories

And see them through

To the end

I try

To swim those waters

But I tend just to paddle

In the shallows

Testing the waters

Getting no deeper than my ankles

Before heading back to shore

And on the rare occasion

I make it further in

All I ever do

Is tread water

Lacking both the courage

And the skill

To swim

 


In response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: paddle

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