kyle potter


Gasping for Air


When I came to the surface gasping for air
Alive again with the first breath
I opened my eyes to see her waiting there

If I went back under, she’d go away
She can’t bear to watch me drown
There would be no one more day

I went to climb out, nearly fell back in
She thought less of me for slipping
I try so hard not to surrender to my sin

Some days I just want to take that dive
Oh the will to give up
I don’t want to survive

Those days the skies grey and my world turns blue
She can’t cheer me up
If she only knew

How wet and cold I remain from my swim,
No towel to dry off with
My world not dark, but beginning to dim

Submitted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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