As much as I want
To hang on to you.
To use you for life support
To lean on you.
The waters are racing
The winds whip around.
My head's falling under
I slowly sink down.
Clinging to you desperately
Only pulls me down under.
I can't hold onto you
And survive the storm.
So I let go
Leave your comfort
Your safety
Your warmth.
Tears fall as I swim away
Head for hope's shore
And possibilities.