The truth about drowning (a poem)

Following the odd thought that popped into my head a short while ago…

Water isn’t necessary for drowning
if you’ve ever felt the pull or the crush
you know what I’m talking about
And it’s true what they say about drowning
how it’s not like it is in the movies
Some of us have spent years quietly going under
unable to call out because our lungs are too full to speak
watching life pass before our eyes
still hoping someone will come and save us

(6 February 2015)