i said i wanted to learn to swim
so you threw me into the deep end.
i made it to the edge again
exhausted & weary, barely breathing.
when i said let’s do this more slowly
you threw me into the ocean blue
the waves took me under
i struggled & struggled
disoriented, i swam downwards
unable to following the rising bubbles
overwhelmed, i felt myself drowning
you didn’t see me struggle; ignored pleas to slow down
caught in a riptide, cast out to sea
i wondered, did you ever hear me?
drowning, my please to learn to swim
escaped my lips as gurgles & bubbles
maybe i need a new instructor
one who doesn’t leave me drowning…