Despair

Despair

Lungs searing,

Like a lit cigarette pressed to my forearm.

Pain

Cerulean liquid suffocates as

Bubbles choke between grasping fingers.

Cobalt water swirling around my body.

Crass seaweed,

Thrashing currents churning the bottom of the ocean.

A trapped revenant cemented forever in purgatory.

Bleak water,

Harshly slapping my cheeks punishingly. 

Quivering against the icy navy broth.

Panic…

Anxiety stabs the stomach,

Twisting the knife.

Terrified…

Water devours lungs from tormented innards.

I want out…

The hand skims the glass walls keeping me incarcerated.

No chance of taking a breath of refreshing life.

Drowning…

Sinking into oblivion paralyzed.

A pebble, failing to finish it’s journey across the water.

Lost…

Perishing. 

Misery, nothing comforting.

Darkness preparing to prevail.

Murky vision, disorientated.

Unlike the eyes watching me.