I

Can't

Breathe

I crawl to the surface

The anchor pulls me down

Forever swimming towards

The ever fading light

I take a breath

Only to give it away again

I find I cannot take

What I cannot give back

I wake from my slumber

To the ever sleeping night

Only awake

When the world is asleep

I try to fly, but no matter how

I crash to the cliffs ahead

My wings shed mid-flight

I slither painfully down the slope

This crushing madness

In, out

Stuck

No matter how hard I try

I

Can't

Breathe