I was drowning but taught myself how to swim
I had all the tools I needed locked somewhere within
It was hard to breathe, to move, and to be
But finally, the ocean released me; free.
I was emerging stronger and brighter than before
I fought hard until I reached the safe shore
The change didn’t happen over night, and I am afraid it will not last;
But there is light, even though I remember the past.
I am afraid to rise and to fall; to lose it all
There is a crack in the wall; and right now, it is still small
But someday, I will be freed of my mind and not hiding within
Although I know well that to drown is easier than to swim.