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Sharing the problem

Pebbles on the shore,
limpet pools and jellyfish,
track of blackened footsteps,
water seeping in and out.

A figure in the distance
ignoring the lashing rain
casts a long-reaching glance
down the embedded rocks.

Walking on the strand,
a moment of weakness

reflections of anxiety
so hard to resist.

Where there was one
now there is two,
a reassuring presence
building up strength.

It's a good feeling,
standing together,
exhausted but not out,
sharing the problem.

Charles Jobson. For permission to re-use contact  godfrey@wordsout.co.uk.