Parts 1 and 2

Published: Tues 06 July 2021
By Gabriel Nodarse

1

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

2

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,
upright,
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.