I sit on the dock where I spent many summers relaxing
my feet touch the cool water, and I sit, blissfully ignorant of the fighting that I can hear from fifty feet away
A bottle smashes, a scream ensues.
I run my hands through the water as I hear a car drive off. I shut my eyes. Oh, how I wish I was anywhere but here.
I slip in the water and submerge myself. One..Two..Three..Four.. The silence is so peaceful, I feel as though I can escape everything I feel.
Five..Six..Seven...I come up for air. I see my brother reading a book. I see my mother crying. I go back under.
All I have left is hope; that maybe one day I can get away from here.