Exhalation of Water

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Stillness,
A momentary calm
Like the heart breaths before
The exhalation of water
From the lungs of a drowning man.

A baptism of desire,
Of cold, cold fire.
The absence of touch
In a universe without feeling.
Just the biology of the vacuum
Without emotion only needing,

Then the tsunami.
Colours exploding, overwhelming;
Like a million hands
Reaching out of the darkness
Touching skin, caressing my mind.
 
© 2019 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.

Originally Published 23 March 2018

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3 thoughts on “Exhalation of Water

  1. Really like this one, Frank. It reminds me of times I’ve almost drowned.

    As an adult, I’m finally taking swimming lessons as I never took them as a child. Although I’m not afraid of water, I’ve never had much stamina in it .My instructor says I’m the only person he’s ever taught who can’t float. Yay.

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