Tuesday, 19 July 2016

drowning.


It is an odd place to be
where you feel you cannot speak
or move
or think
or breathe
at all.

It is like drowning.
Slow-motion-can’t-breathe-can’t-move-can’t-think-drowning.

You know how to swim.
You do.
But your limbs
refuse
to work.

They are so heavy.
You are
so heavy.
Heavy.
Heavy.
Heavy.

You weigh too much.
You speak too much.
You eat too much.
You breathe too much.
You take up too much space.

You are
too much.

You are
You are
You are

heavy.

too much 
too dumb
too stupid
too numb

Heavy.

And so
you sink.

Down
Down
Down.

Into the abyss.



Drowning.