I Fall

By A.N. Flores

I look into his eyes
And I fall, fall, fall


Into a sea of slate
I swim against the current
My heart slams against itself
There's nowhere to hide


Into a pool of ice
I kick towards the surface
My lungs burn for oxygen
There's no end in sight


Into an ocean of silver
I thrash against the waves
My limbs shake with fear
There's no way to fight


The liquid stone caresses
Its weightlessness is kind
It drives me towards the shore
Pushing me up to the sky


I break the surface
I gasp for air
And he smiles
And I smile back...
careful not to look back into his eyes


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