2.14.12

drowning, drowning,

choking.

water rushes in,

screaming, pleading for life.

dying,

unable to make a sound.

yearning to live,

praying,

that what comes next is

better than this.

better than this terrible hell,

cold with pain,

bright in shame,

and suffering.

so much suffering.

at least,

the end comes in water.