I can breathe

(written October 2022)

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I rose at dawn and made my way down to the sea.

I thought if I immersed myself in the ocean, I might be free, relieved from the burden of your words and the wounds I still carry.

The saltwater made my wounds sting, but your words refused to drown, remaining attached to my skin.

I walked further into the water until the waves finally dragged me down.

I had no wish to be rescued, nor did I want to drown.

As I sank further, the echoes of your words began to fade as I silently prayed to be free.

I did not drown, and now I am no longer suffocated by your words.

I can breathe.

Copyright © 2023 Maggie Watson
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Published by In the Shadow of my Pen

Indie Poet and Author✍️ of four collections of poetry. Chronic Fatigue Warrior💪 Volunteer, Solo Traveller✈️ and Yogi🙏. Spilling ink from my heart and soul. My writing is real and raw, so if you are looking for a fairy tale you are on the wrong site!

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