Avoiding My Failures

Kiana Giddings, Senior, English


I’m drowning                                            in my thoughts
sinking deeper                                         I am escaping
into the curves of the current               freely floating around
immobile yet                                          unbothered
I realize what’s next                              I do nothing to stop myself from
relinquishing power of my limbs       endlessly dreaming
becoming unconsciousness              drifting, lost in a starry space
But I am saved from the sea             I am pulled
out of the water                                 back to land