In the Undertow

I’m lost in a sea of love
And everybody dear to me
Is struggling in the undertow
Of broken promises and fading dreams

Trying to make the best of things
Hanging on for dear life
Clinging to what really matters
In the flotsam and jetsam of my life

Sometimes I get a fleeting glimpse
Wow! “That’s just the way I pictured it!”
Then, moving on, distracted
And it’s gone, just out of reach, slipping away in the current

I wander and wait
Hope and explain
Love with all my heart
Trying not to blink
Trying, always trying
To set things right
Swimming against the current
Trying, with all my might

Owen Laws