At that first tug, I felt panic;
And timid excitement.
Ignorant of its power,
I denied it was there
Until it took me out
Like a riptide into open water
I tried to keep my head up,
Struggled to breathe on my own strength…
But when I lost sight of the shore-
I couldn't fight anymore
I was pulled under,
I succumbed to the irresistible currents.
But I'd been right to struggle,
But I was shown a wonderful new World Beneath,
In the end-
I was too weak.
And I was taught the power of that turbulent sea as it tore me apart,
replacing my soul with still water.
Who I was will never be, again;