Friday, July 30, 2010

The Light

I fling myself awake.
My eyes open,
and panic sets in.

I look around, scared and dazed.
Holding my breath,
I swim towards the light.

I swim and I swim.
The light still there,
but so far away.

I’m panicking and frightened.
My lungs tighten,
and stars appear.

My final try:
I grab at the water around me,
but I’m barely swimming; I’m sinking!

Nature takes over.
I reluctantly give in,
and I gasp for air.

The light begins to dim.
My system's in shock,
and water fills my lungs.

I’m drowning, but see the light.
It’s dimming,
yet growing bright.

*Note: Inspired by Theme Thursday, topic: Light


1 comment:

  1. How naturalistic! I have a fear of drowning so you definitely struck a chord with me, I may have forgotten to breathe for a moment. Nicely put!