Parts 1 and 2

Published: Tues 06 July 2021
By Gabriel Nodarse


Boys are so stupid
You can catch me lying face down in the water
Maybe then I'll understand
What is it that makes us drown


Underwater it would be so annoying
to be flimsy for a current,
to sprawl and float back up.
But with these chains, wrists in front
bounded by length to ankles and ankles to chains,
metal heavy as metal, dragging me down,
I am cool and aesthetic,
sinking as there is vast below me
and as free to the vast around.
My head tilted up,
my mouth open is I come into bloom.
And with not a bubble left,
only water,
as long as I am sinking,
I am as I would always be.