Drowning





the water closes above her head
they stand, 
they stare,
and watch her drown.


please heal me.



why am I so convinced
you attain a healing power
that will close every open wound
on my body
I know you won't be
a permanent cure
for my heartache
you will only heal me temporarily
but for the time being
it is exactly
what I need



Survivor




hold your head high
you survived what the universe
has thrown at you
again and again
he tested the waters
you survived
now where is your applause?
where is your congratulations?
time and time again
you make it on your own
even if it gets harder
you are stronger than you know.