Swimming against the current,

I drown in myself.

Head underwater,

I can’t breathe

this deep in delusion.

The waves of acceptance

wash over me

until I’m left high and dry.

My mouth full of sand,

my lungs constricted

by the waters of a lying mirage.

My heavy heart sinks down

to the deepest blue.

You reach from

the surface of reality

and pull me up.

You rescue me

even when I wanted to die.  

You save me

time and time again

from drowning in myself.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by “Drown” by Chasen and “Love Story” by Sara Bareilles

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