Pull me out from under
the weight of myself;
I’m sinking
and I can’t breathe.

Don’t leave me here
to drown.
Don’t leave me here


I am terrified,
and I know that I am
without you.

The only way
I will ever fly
is if you lay yourself down
beneath me,
and hold up
my wings.


Don’t take my place
in the water.
Never mind.
I didn’t mean it.

You can’t swim, anyway.

I love you.

I’d rather drown and let you go
than make you take another breath of

this dark ocean

in my stead.

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  1. Maya Avatar

    Great poetry.

  2. Trent Lewin Avatar

    I have to read this again in the morning. Have to.

  3. Trent Lewin Avatar

    Okay, I read it again now.

    Jones. Are you in need of saving? Or am I? Tell the truth now.

    1. Catastrophe Jones Avatar

      We’re liars by trade, Lewin. Couldn’t tell you the truth if I tried.

      1. Trent Lewin Avatar

        Not just liars. Great liars.

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