I don’t know how heavy all your baggage is,
But I know that I am strong.
Even though it has expanded like a sponge when wet
I have learned to fit mine all into this bottle.
There will always be enough room for the two of us.
I had always tried to follow the light in a cave.
But I knew I could find you only if I went up river.
Pennies sink, but honest-rail-splitting Abe knows that wood always floats,
My massive construct over your pocketable tokens.
We watched your wishes sink as they watched us sail past.
You let the water carry us as I tried to pave our way out.
Sailing downstream too fast or flying too close to the sun
Inventions are never as indestructible as people are violent.
The thirsty gasp for water as the drowning choke for air
And nothing in the world could have anchored me like you.
I don’t know if I will have a quick death or a long survival
All I can be sure of is that you will need my saving.
With your arms full of your past you made me forget my future.
So I let my bottled message float to a different kind of shore
And prayed you had wished that our perseverance would be sure.
Todays poetry contest submission was written by Macy Griffin.
Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems of 2014?