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All I see is dark blue

Drowning lungs cling to sweet chlorine

Time stands still as water rushes below my kicking feet

My arms ache from holding my brother, barely five years old

Pushing him into the pale yellow and faint white of the sun

I fall deeper under his weight, but will not surrender

To the gravitational pull of dark blue



All I see is dark blue

I am the guardian angel of the gold sun

Destined to spend eternity drowning in the water

Pushing him forward into the air

Filling his lungs with oxygen, filling mine with swelling waves

Filling my body with dark blue



All I see is dark blue

The pool has never seemed deeper

As he emerges into brighter colors

And I sink deeper into the darkness

He is saved at my expense

And I go back to my dwelling spot

Submerged in dark blue



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