Distress Calls

Distress Calls

If you are sailing and need help,
but have no flares or rockets on your ship,
there is a signal of distress
a person can perform physically.

Stretch out both arms on either side of your body,
then slowly raise        and lower them           repeatedly.
Pretend you are a bird 
                                flying in slow motion.
If you close your eyes, it might even be peaceful.


[image: A Soul Flight | Bérenger-Zyla]

One thought on “Distress Calls

  1. I admire short poems that pack so much punch. I was stranded on a boat once and was taught to wave our oars, more like stirring up the sky.


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