What it means to drown
you try to hold your head up high
when their unsmiling faces that kill budding flames
pull you down and force you to drown.
you cannot explain the sudden loneliness
which covers you like a blanket and sucks all the
air inside you till you begin to seek for air from other sources.
there is no greater love than the one you colour your heart with
when courage fails you and you begin to see defeat
galloping towards you.
stand and make your heart your armor
when they come to tear your soul out from your body.
be a star that’ll shine through the long night.
fire burns but it burns even more
when you are told to drown instead of live.
and so you drown and then they
measure the number of times a stone will bounce
when it lands on the waters you fell into.
no coffin, no grave.
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