The Two Sides to Breathing

poem by: Louise Wyatt
Written on Feb 21, 2017

The silence is comforting and lulling
But never actually silence
For the world seems useless and fragile
And she feels useless and fragile
Like the world is swallowing her whole
Though she feels almost light

It’s a trickling sensation, swarming her body
Longing for a reprieve from limbo
How can you drown and float at once?
By breathing with some, and rasping with others

For how can anyone realise you’re drowning
When you act like you’re so high
And how can anyone realise you’re floating
When you act like you want to die

 

Tags: sad, depressing, deep, pain,

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Maria Williams commented:

Maria Williams commented:
I love reading this, it was profound and deep, and made me think. Look forward to reading more.
Q. Ramirez commented:
I really like your poem, that last stanza was very deep and very true. You do not really know how people are just on how we see them. You should post more of your work.

 

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