written by Molly Kehoe. Molly (she/her) is a second-year English and Creative Writing student in UCD. Originally from Rathvilly, Co. Carlow. A fun fact about Molly is that she claims she is extremely clumsy since she has very bad eyesight and once knocked herself out with a wing mirror of a car. She also plays piano with a speciality in funeral songs.

I jump feet first into you

Your fingers gripping around my ankles

Dragging me into your depths.

You wash away my sins,

Giving me a new lease on life

One last chance to not drown.

I miss diving beneath the surface,

Searching for answers

That circle beneath my feet.

The darkness below no longer instils fear

But a sense of peace within me.

I know you’re treading along beside me,

Salt sprouting up my nose and down my throat

Reminding me how it feels to be alive.

Image by Lucy Keegan