breakdown

slipping. can't help it,
can't hold ourselves in place;

keeps moving by molecules,
this advancing armada --
(retreat! retreat!)

we just can't do it.

- - -

amoeba. extend, progress:
pseudopod forward through
slow space, smooth curves,
while time leaves us behind.

(our anchor's not holding,
our anchor is slipping)
we have to take the plunge.