Sinking: A FreeWrite

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sinking to the bottom
i’m laying here, my chest deflated
there’s no oxygen here to keep me afloat
and i can’t make myself take that next breath
because the truth is that i’ve been swimming for years
just barely staying above water
and i’m so tired of just skirting by
i want to finally fly
but my arms aren’t turning into wings anytime soon
and i don’t see any way out of this ocean of mistakes
they scream at me, pushed right into my face as the wake picks up
everybody’s passing me right by
they don’t even see me pleading with my past
it’s swallowing me whole and i just can’t see my future anymore
the day has turned into a permanent night
and oh am i afraid of the dark
terror courses through
jolting me around as my regrets slowly overtake me
and i just don’t have anymore fight left in me
because how can i fight something i can’t see
and this darkness has over taken me
so i’ll just let it swallow me whole
because it has to be better than swimming for years on end
and finding nothing
and finding
nothing.

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Kadmiels 5 years ago from Florida

nice.. freewrite :)


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xosunflower 5 years ago from New Jersey Author

thanks (:

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