Unrelenting intensity
Excruciating loss
The stakes are high
I find myself alone
In a churning ocean
Waves crashing at me
From all sides
My strength depleted
Danger to my life
But it won’t let up
And these waters
Are the very ones
That soothed me healed me
That now threaten
To drown me

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