It never fails, it’s as though I seek out
the strongest current and attempt an upward swim.
Battles waging war against this thirsty soul-
encapsulated by bones.
My feet flounder as I search for steady footing below
Pebbles providing push off
Sucked under, holding my breath-
You tossed me a life raft, her-
She holds my hand as we freely grace the harsh terrain below our callused soles
We’re saving each other-
Youth becoming women