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