Going Under

Ankles gripped vicelike,

Icy sharp fingers,

Biting water,

Dragging deeper,

Lungs straining,

A breath of rotten algae,

Thick stench of dead fish,

Clenching throat,

Dark,

Deep,

Heavy,

Searing pain,

Chest crushing,

Immense pressure,

Darker,

Deeper,

Heavier,

Last light fading,

No time to panic,

One last spasm,

A new light,

It’s gone.

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Craig Worcester
Nov 2 2020

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