Diving Once

6. diving once.christopher-campbell

 

Down to the bottom of the lake

Searching now

For something that will take you

All the way

All the way down

 

Hold your breath

The last one you will take

Leaving the surface

You break through

The current moving you

All the way down

 

You will not breathe

Until you come back

 

The water is cold and black

But there is treasure to be found

From the last one who tried

And drowned

 

You are in the quiet now

No sound but your own heart

 

Lift your eyes

What a long way back to grace

You will need

To surface

To face the inerasable fear

The last one

That is immeasurable in this space

Bigger than you are

But you are

Still moving for its treasure

 

So do not breathe

Until you can

Dig through the darkness

Through the sand

Until there is treasure

In your hand

 

You know the cost

Of what is lost and found

You are through the silence now

The only sound is your heart

Beating you back

To the surface

And to land

 

By Julie Flanders

Photo by Christopher Campbell

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