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Drowning

March 4, 2021
By Anonymous

Icy water fills my nose,

My mouth, my lungs.

My body is numb, but

My lungs are bursting.

Water replaces air.

Time and consciousness 

Start slipping away unnoticed.

I feel nothing but

Pure acceptance.

My friends, 

A usually rowdy group of teenage boys,

Panic and scream far above the ice.

Then,

I’m Gone.



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Lydiaq DIAMOND said...
on Jul. 16 at 12:10 pm
Lydiaq DIAMOND, Somonauk, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather be a forest than a street.
If I only could, I surely would.
I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet."

I notice lots of people on ti post poems about drowning, either literal or metaphorical.