How To Survive A Drowning

A Poem

Grace Moore

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Ride the waves,
calculate how much water you can take on
before capsizing entirely
when it becomes too much
feel pressure of water over head
know you can handle more than you think —
you’d be amazed at how long
I can hold my head under
breathing in water and
telling my lungs it’s air

Deploy flotation device
not all are the same or created equal
some may deflate, some may not hold up
in rough waters
check manufacturer’s warnings
Or, become a fish
teach yourself to breathe water
become unsure what to do
when you find yourself
on land again

Grace Moore is a writer of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Her interests include travel, reading, and doing any activity that involves supplies from the craft store. She lives in Washington with her husband, where they can often be found discussing Doctor Who in-depth. She’s passionate about helping writers find their motivation and unlock their creativity. Follow her on Instagram, sign up for her newsletter, and support her on Ko-fi.

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Grace Moore

Learning to do this writer thing and sharing as I go. Poetry, CNF, mental health, and too many other interests. Support: ko-fi.com/gracemoore