treading water
just keeping my head above the
horizon
the taste of salt still in my
mouth
from the times i’ve stopped
swimming
from the times i’ve sank deeper
and deeper
and deeper
into the ocean
consumed by hopelessness
and fatigue
and despair

the faint glow of a
sunrise
beginning to light up the
dark sky
i must keep swimming
i cannot sink now
so close
just a little longer until i
feel
the sun on my
face
just a little longer until the
warmth
fills up my
body
just a little

longer

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