A poem by Tahli Benson
Do you ever wonder what it’d be like to disappear?
To feel free for just a moment.
To have the weight of the world’s burdens lifted.
To be able to breathe deeply.
For just a moment.
I sit in my bathtub and I watch it fill with water.
As the water reaches the top,
And I turn off the tap,
I pretend that the bath is the ocean,
And that I’m floating.
I let the water cover my chin,
Leaving a tiny space for my nose to reach air.
In an instant I take in a huge breath,
Hold it in my lungs,
And submerge my body completely under water.
I can hear nothing.
And in that small amount of nothingness,
Was a little bit of freedom.