Life Preserver

I think I’m upside down,

head in the water, now.

Trouble with breathing, too.

Nothing that I can do.

Struggle to right myself,

clinging to life itself.

Water just remains blue,

reflecting the sky at you.

I’ve never drown before,

don’t want to anymore.

Wonder what holds me in

this deadly position.

How did I get me here?

Fighting just proves my fear.

There’s no one else around.

I’m holding myself down.

Trying to find my feet.

Hoping it’s not too deep

and when I find the ground;

head above water now.

Gasping for air I know,

there’s no more letting go.

March my way back to shore.

Not dying anymore.

 

HG – 2017

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