Sliding beneath black water,
I set my fragile sanity adrift in unknown places.
Lapping against my shoulders,
wind-blown ripples cool my skin.
I breathe, I release, I shudder, I stand —
beads of oil streak, glisten in the night.
And with my finger’s lightest touch,
a neutral gaze,
the faintest sigh…
I write upon the breaking surface:
I needed this.
Thanks for reading,