by: Rebecca Taylor
**Previously Published by Barebacklit in 2014**
I can see the path you’re taking starting to crumble
like a cliff’s edge that you should stay away from.
My desire to shout a warning sticks hard in my chest
wondering how you’d take it.
I’m just a bystander in your life
someone you see every day.
Your life is on the verge of being upside down
like a hurricane rushed through it.
The way you’re fighting these fierce winds of change
is so unwise, you’ve got to give some things time.
Feel sad, be angry, but don’t turn to destruction
this is no time for a collision.
Stay on this road and you’re going to lose
more than you think you already have.
Maybe you’d say I’ve never been where you have
you’re right but sometimes common sense must prevail.
The answers you need are not found in liquid,
you’re using it like a broken life raft.
This time you’re going to have to swim with strength
to battle the tumultuous tides in the ocean.