Oliver Seneca

The Tide

I know it’s coming for me
to wash me away
to bring me to the end
the drowning
the blackness

it comes for everyone
I know that
so why am I so scared
if it’s not personal
if it wasn’t invented just for me

then again
maybe it is somehow

don’t we all go in different ways
different moments at different places

there’s no way to know
because by the time you feel it on your toes
you’re already swept away

Oliver C. Seneca was born and raised in the suburbs of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His first foray into storytelling came in high school when he was accepted to the Capital Area School for the Arts where he focused on filmmaking. Oliver is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and, in addition to writing, he works in his family’s law practice.