Treading Water

Have you ever found yourself?

No… this time I am going to write for me.

I feel as though I’ve lost my footing

With something so simply taken for granted

As the ground beneath our feet

In fact I lost it a long time ago

The strength, curiosity, stamina and willpower

That carried my soul away from the safe harbor

Out into the deep waters has become something else

It has morphed into extreme panic and fear

Here I am

Treading water

I wonder how long I’ve been paddling

Where is the land

A boat

A raft


Where is it

I don’t see anything within reach

Just waves crashing down on top of and around me

I don’t know how long I can keep doing this

I am drowning


~ Jessica Lynn Caudle