Wowzers. The depth in this is striking. All too clearly, I can imagine and FEEL the weight of being soaked even when shielded, the hope to not sink yet have everything pull you down anyway. Powerful write.
I really like this poem, I've been trying to comment on it but I couldn't find the words. This painted a really vivid image in my head, and I tried my best to paint the image that was in my head, i'm not at all the best artist but this is my attempt: https://i.imgur.com/jdjbGNl.png
I'm a bit sad this poem wasn't nominated however :(