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  • Writer's pictureLauren

Weight and Frenzy


Underwater now

Your lungs heavy with damp

You thought you’d float, weightless,

And the world would have that strange slowed effect that camera lenses give

Light refracted through a million particles

And brilliant colours

Slow to reach the human eye


You try to kick out with your legs now

springboard to the surface

But their weighted cramps

Drag you further from that dappled light

That you hardly recognise as sun


You wonder now

If this attempt to escape gravity

To be held by the swaying depths

Will be the last decision that is truly yours

Before the panic seizes your muscles

In automated frenzy.

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