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Silent drowning

by Patricia J Reed

I'm slipping under
A sea of responsibilities
And benign love
I'm invisible
As I gasp for air
Reaching out
Grasping onto promises
That fall like anchors
Off your lips
I couldn't want
You to see me
Anymore than I need
To take my next breath


Posted on 10/10/2022
Copyright © 2023 Patricia J Reed

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 10/10/22 at 03:56 AM

Well expressed!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 10/11/22 at 02:23 PM

You have a fine touch for brevity, metaphor well used. Love those last four lines.

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