this sinking feeling

there’s this weight
pressing down on me
it makes it hard

       to take a breath
       to inhale the light
       to spread my wings

instead

       I sink
       I fall
       I drown

with purple tears
stuck in my throat
like shards of sunset glass

seeking sweet release in
a scream lodged in my heart
wedged between curvy ribs

lost in darkness
looking for the light
holding on
to what matters most

floating between here
and not quite there
flirting with the edge
and what’s beyond

       I sink
       I fall
       I drown


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way, shape or form without my written permission.

this sinking feeling

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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More musings on life.


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