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March 30, 2012
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Jerking up,
my arms and legs heavy,
my head light and unfocused.
These moments
They’re not relieved by walking or reading.
I know what I need.
My feet are sinking fast into the grass
And suddenly, like a dream
I’m standing in front of the lake,
the scratch of the gritty seaweed clawing at my toes.
My lungs fill with the wild air one last time
And then I’m plunged underwater.
Finally my mind focuses and my body is no longer heavy and tense
But light and drifting.





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Lola_Black said...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 7:41 pm

This was very well written. The emotion and imagery behind it was excellent. But, I don't get the title. Wouldn't "Drowning" be better? A little explanation would be nice.

BTW, do you mind reading some of my work? Thanks!

 
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