I exhaled and found myself
twelve feet deep,
surrounded by seaweed and crabs.
They say not to sink too low,
but if means I can breathe again,
I’d find Atlantis in the abyss.
I’m sitting on the ocean floor,
not too deep that I’ll drown
just enough to feel the waves pull me around.
I’d kill to feel anything these days,
a little clarity is all I ask.
They told me I need to cleanse my soul
so, I sank to the sandy floor.
Now I can’t breathe or think,
and time is running out.
This isn’t where I wanted to be at 21,
drowning in stress and loneliness.
I feel the seaweed wrap around my legs,
tighter every second
until I accept defeat.
This isn’t rock bottom,
but I can’t sink any lower.