by silvershoes   Feb 19, 2019

If you make room for me,
I'll live,
but that doesn't convince you
because I'm predisposed for drowning
and you're scared to be pulled down by my weight.

So it's okay, darling, stay secure right where you are -
Don't worry about me.
I'm only gasping for air in waters so cold, they suffocate,
with finger bones too numb to grab hold.

Truthfully, it's warm when it's this cold;
it burns, but then washes over like a bath.
All I need do is let go. Let you go. Let you be free.

I've heard drowning feels like coming home.

I'm as ready as I'll ever be.


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  • 1 year ago

    by nourayasmine

    Can't believe I missed all those pieces. Your writing is stunning.

  • 1 year ago

    by DarkNDangerous

    I am in awe of how well this is written. The emotion and effortless wording, just wow. Chills.

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Wow! A lot of weighty issues with this. Even though this is quite sad, it's written so beautifully and makes me just want to give you a big hug and tell you its going to be ok.

  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Glad to see this nominated. It is sad but compelling. It works both literally and metaphorically and is steeped in deep emotion. Milly x

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