You dangle from a hook, 

Forty feet below the boat, turbid waters.

The predators can see better than you can

As they circle at your back.

Riding the swells 

Crabs lingering below your feet,

Razor sharp claws.

So you keep your legs tucked,

Avoiding the touch of the sand,

Living in fear of the rogue wave.


Trust is a basic human need. It is what makes a free civilization function well. Everyday, we are asked to trust the people who design our cars, pilot our planes, handle our food, and govern our communities. Trust begins with individuals and our day to day, minute to minute interactions. Without that, the world appears to be a fearsome and unpredictable place.


© M.G. Iannucci 2017

Photo: Underwater Sculpture Park

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