Poems

One more time

I have told myself to reach the surface each time the wave attempts to pull me into the deep dark hollows of the ocean, and each time I emerge with the sun’s rays shining on me, I smile in victory at the death of the demons I fought, yet they return to drown me into the same black pits, and I type this with a tight chest, heavy breathing, hoping these string of words will cease the palpitations and I can swim up to the sun’s glow one more time.

– Parveen Maghera

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