I’m drowning.
I can’t. I can’t breathe.
I’m drowning but nobody pays mind.
Everyone else smiles ruefully.
They walk by calmly breathing.

Is this where my sentence ends?
Is this where my sentence ends.
It must be?
It must be.

I’m drowning,
I can’t, I can’t breathe,
I’m drowning but nobody pays mind,
Everyone else smiles ruefully,
They walk by, calmly breathing,

This is not where the sentence ends,
It continues,
It was never over;
Never done,

My hand reaches up for one last time,
Believing my sentence would not end there,

But. It. Did.
No longer ; but .
I was given false hope.
I wish it had been ;