I want to scream more often into this void

Words about sinking

Because it feels like tying anchors to ankles

If I speak them to those in close proximity

All I’ve ever done is drag people to the ocean floor with me

Which is never fair

Just because I haven’t learned to swim

Doesn’t mean I can grab the closest shoulder

To keep my head above water for a few more seconds

I don’t know why I haven’t figured out treading

Maybe I never tried and now I’m too scared to ask

But here I am screaming into the void about sinking

SWD 11/2018

Updated 01/2021

One Comment Add yours

  1. 5amt3n says:

    Many years ago I grabbed the nearest shoulder. I didn’t know it then, but it was the beginning of learning to swim.

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