I hesitate to say
That I am asphyxiated
I just can't breathe
And I wouldn't want to over-react
It would be unfair
To pretend that I am drowning
When I am only sinking
Beneath the water

If you think of anything
Do let me know
I am open to ideas
Especially when my neck is embraced
By a noose
Or two
Maybe three, just to make sure
I can't keep waiting
To kick the stool away
I have to jump
But I'm not dying
I'm just not living

It's not sadness
I'm just depressed
And I'm not trapped
I just can't escape.