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little duck floaty
head bobbing up and down
having a grand time
as the cool water laps my legs
and licks my arms

strong hands close around me
like I am nothing but a twig
I am pulled out of my paradise
into a nightmare
beyond a fear--
it became a reality

head thrown under
I try and stay strong
and punch
and kick
but I am scared

it is not just fun in the sun anymore
it is reality

I start to give up
arms thrashing
legs lashing out as hard as I can
I feel the fear encompass me
like I am being choked
or slow roasted over a flame

water fills my nose
air escapes my lungs
and I become light headed
as the light underwater shines and dances before me

I don't understand why people say
they see their life flash before their eyes
because all I saw was everything getting brighter
eyes stinging
body tiring
and darkness below

and darkness below

this must be what dying feels like...



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