I hear your desperate cries
through the arms splashing
in the lake.
breaks against the surface,
you scream louder in panic.
Alarmed, I take a step back
and start to charge
for a dive into the waters.
I am about to save you. I almost leapt.
Before I reach the edge of land,
the crocodile skin
belongs to your lower half,
and so I halt, turn my back
abandoning you and your crocodile cries.
This poem was inspired by the Daily Prompt: Almost
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