When she thought about it surfacing was the only alternative.
Apart from the bracingly cold water
The sapping of her breath
There was only one way, and that was up.
Broadsided by recent revelation
News a problem existed.
Momentarily there was a loss of hope
It was a relief if only for a second or two.
The crap in her life weighed heavily
She forgot about the boy who loved and cherished her
Waiting silently in the wings
His arms and lips there for her.
Soaked through she battled upward
Every lie and pretend truth
Deceptive and unforgiving
Designed to control and direct her life
All gathered round her as her mind raced to a solution.
She broke through
Breathed in once again.
She saw him standing in the distance
The casual boy, awaiting the struggling girl
Keen to take her away,
To care and nurture the love they shared.
So, simple she thought,
I’m a girl loving a boy,
Reaching out he took her hand
Pulled her free.
Placing his arms around her
He led her away.
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