Matthew Christopher

Rookie (December 28,1989 / Kingston, Ontario)

Tread Water - Poem by Matthew Christopher

I want to feel nervous, sweat.
I want to be uncomfortable, forgettable
I'd lose.

I want to die in the desert,
drink sand and see stars.

Let's say we're alone.
We're in a desert
with fine chalkdust sand,
it floats in the air around us,
mist in every laboured breath.

Inhale
Exhale
more dust

What if we were in the sea
If I'd known,
I'd never have learned to swim.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 2, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 13, 2012


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