Drowning In A Pool Of Tears

By Claire S.

i’m drowning in a pool of tears

they fill my mouth, my nose, my ears

i can’t see a single thing

i don’t know what’s happening

silence surrounds me, oh so loud

it’s like i’m floating on a cloud

i can’t tell which way is up or down

i just see darkness all around

and if i try to scream or shout

the salty tears will fill my mouth

they taste like heartache, loss, and pain

they taste like the thoughts inside my brain

thoughts as dark as ravens wings

thoughts that are debilitating

despite all that, i’m not scared at all

even though i feel so small

this is easier than facing life

all that hardship, struggle, and strife

i feel myself begin to slip away

i know i’ll never see another day

but i have one more thought before i disappear:

how in the world did i get here?

i’m drowning in a pool of tears

they fill my mouth, my nose, my ears

then i realize it, just in time:

these tears i’m drowning in – they’re mine