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would I finally float

By R.C. TaylorPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
Photo by Joren Aranas on Unsplash

If my body was a ship would

we make it to sea or would

the moon and the tides

continue to laugh at me?

surreal poetryMental Health

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R.C. Taylor

I write to invoke, to process, to honor, to resurrect, and—sometimes—to grieve but, above all, I write to be free.

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Comments (16)

  • Dr. Jason Benskin26 days ago

    Congratulations on having your story featured as a top story on Vocal! This is a remarkable achievement, and it's clear why your work has received such recognition. Your storytelling is truly exceptional. The narrative was not only compelling but also beautifully crafted, holding my attention from start to finish. The way you developed the characters and plot was masterful, making the story both engaging and thought-provoking. Your unique voice and perspective shine through, setting your work apart. It’s evident that you poured a lot of passion and effort into this piece, and it has certainly paid off. I look forward to reading more of your incredible stories in the future. Keep up the fantastic work! Best regards, Dr. Jay

  • Shirley Belkabout a month ago

    Great poem...I think the moon and the tides laugh at all of us...simply because they can

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Awesome!!! Congratulations on Top Story!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Raihana H.about a month ago

    Don't we all wonder the same at some points of our lives....Simple and short but thought and emotion provoking. Congrats on top story!

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    honestly? for me, they'd not just laugh but be hysterical. I'd sink like a rock! GREAT poem.

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  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    Not surprised to see this get Top Story, Congrats, RC!

  • Jeffrey Allisonabout a month ago

    Make it to sea !!!

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Oh what a wonderful poem! Succinct, but full of description. Absolutely loved it!😍 Well deserving of TS.🎉

  • TahimaAniabout a month ago


  • Kendall Defoe about a month ago

    Ha, ha. ✌🏾

  • The Dani Writerabout a month ago

    Whoa! That's a concept for sure! Very philosophical and that lead photo is fire.

  • Melissa Ingoldsbyabout a month ago

    A universal kind of turmoil with spiritual meaning I believe, excellent work

  • shanmuga priyaabout a month ago

    Congratulations 🎉

  • Oneg In The Arcticabout a month ago

    So simple yet impactful. I can’t even begin to unravel the emotion embedded in this. A beautiful poem

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    This is so powerful in so few words. Relatable. Well written, RC!

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