Swimming toward the surface

You see the light

but just can’t quite reach it


can’t break through


The darkness closes in

Engulfing you

as you struggle for air


There is something

or someone

holding you down


like an anchor


It is up to you

to free yourself

or drown


it is up to you


to grab handfuls

of shimmering sunshine

while you can


~Melanie Thomason






Filed under Poetry

7 responses to “darkness

  1. This is so true. Your words made me catch my breath. Powerful write. 🙂

  2. laurie27wsmith

    Drowning in life, reaching for something…

  3. nokindofmagic

    I used to think having an anchor can be beneficial. Recently I found myself biting the chain. Very thought provoking poem, Melanie, thank you.

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