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Swim Away into Oblivion

Swim Away Into OblivionMy never ending lament
To escape this jail cell
A heavy chain hangs about my neck
Dragging me down to the depths of the dark sea
Pressure against my lungs, collapse
Struggle, panic, I want out
To cut the chains
I must breathe
But I can’t!
I can’t!
Sucking in dirty water
Choking, drowning
Gasp, sputter
I claw my way up
Only to sink again
Chain cutting into flesh
Pulling me from the light, into darkness
Frantic scream
I want to break through the surface
I claw, again
Body slow and sluggish
Clear, cold water weighs a thousand pounds
The ocean, vast and fathomless, terrifying
I push, fighting against the chain
Skin red and flayed against sharp metal
I gain speed, lungs ready to burst
I explode from the water
Arms up
The splash glistens in the moonlight
I gasp at the sky and
I reach up again, I pull myself free
It’s so hard, muscles shaking, but I’m doing it
Escape from the sucking black water
I climb into the sky
Arms together, then apart, pushing aside ether
Higher and higher
Senses reeling, lighter than air
Swimming away, up
Arms outstretched
I can reach the moon
I can swim past glowing orbs
The sparkle of glitter
Toward freedom
I don’t want to sink back down
I don’t want cold water to close over my head
I want to breathe air
Cool and clear
To feast on stardust
I want to live this way
Free, open
Don’t draw me back down
Don’t attach the chains
Don’t drag me under
Don’t suffocate
Don’t force the routine
My revolving thoughts
Swim away into oblivion
Escape the mortal coil
The sucking black sea
Climb into the sky
Breathe the cool clean air
Toward freedom

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About Victoria Sawyer (283 Articles)
Victoria Sawyer is a blogger, author, graphic designer, social media enthusiast and mental health advocate. Shocking, honest, sarcastic and humorous, Victoria aims to make readers feel tangible emotions and physical sensations through writing that brings you into the mind and body of someone suffering from panic attacks, anxiety and this strange often darkly hilarious thing we call life. She published her novel Angst in 2013, which realistically and often graphically depicts life with mental illness. Along with crazy blogging, Victoria enjoys reading historical novels, playing with her naughty cats, engaging in rants and metaphysical existential meltdowns and using punctuation to excess in everything she writes.

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