In It

Once I am in it

It is an ocean

And I am in it

Glowing, unboned, light unfiltered,

An alien weightless in the deep.

 

But before I am in it

I must drown

And it is a violence I

Visit upon myself;

I am my own current,

A rip tide pulling

Unraveling threads – these yarns –

A life unfinished

That

Stitch me together.

There is no peace in surrender

When to surrender means

Lungs full of water

Cracking

Into the sea shot through by light

 

I’m not saving myself

I am only

In it.

 

©K Paige Medina | 17 May 2018

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