Poets & Poetry


One step into the ocean, two hands choking the air out of me
My eyes blur and go out of focus, my tears giving up on me.
Gasping for air, the hands grab me tighter
Reminding me all over again that I’m no fighter.
I try to push away, I try to escape
But the water pushes me down,
I think it’s too late.
The world goes quiet, and I think it’s the end
But my hands let go,
Saying “you’ve got another day my friend”.