Analysis of Falling Under
Laura Guarnera 1979 (Ohio)
The subtle tease of lapping water
Licking at your toes
Gently creeping upward
Ever so gradually
Until you realize you are waist deep
Gasping and flailing
The wave washes over you
Relentlessly roiling and surging
The onslaught ceaseless and breathless
You reach blindly
The wave surges
Grasp desperately for a hand...a connection
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|Closest metre||Iambic trimeter|
|Letters per line (avg)||17|
|Words per line (avg)||3|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||331|
|Words per stanza (avg)||61|
Submitted by wolfsong79 on March 10, 2022
Modified on March 05, 2023
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