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Poem: Drowning

In the sea, I am alive.

In it, I drown

my aches,

their pain,

incessant brain noise.

Free of the weight,

the world’s,

my body’s,

I glide.


the salt comes

not from my eyes,

but from the water.


only breathing…

mine. I am reminded

how easy it is

to be alive.


all I must do is


©2023 Jennifer Deshaies

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