Learning How To Swim

She thought she knew how to swim Until she started drowning in thoughts of him She somehow manages to gasp for air, But he fills her lungs to the brim She used to be afraid of diving deeper, Of seeing too much of herself But she stole glances of her heart Through the reflection In his eyes Though he was a keeper He could not keep her She lay wide awake at night, Wading through the Ripples of abstract thoughts, No longer a deep sleeper To take the plunge, she learned, Meant to immerse herself in a pool Of ecstasy and pain To walk in the rain knowing she’ll get drenched To receive a love She had not earned Soon, she will have to harden. She will have to learn once again How to follow the tides of her heart, To navigate her emotional storm And to keep herself afloat So as not to be a burden But she worries. Perhaps for him She will always swallow water.

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