why didn’t i die?
we were like 5 people,
i didn’t know all of them that well
i didn’t even know his name, and i never saw him after this;
we were at the beach, by the shore
and decided to go for a swim
so we jump into the beach, and although it wasn’t deep
i swear suddenly,
the tide comes up and the waves start becoming crazy
and the more we wanted to swim to shore, the more the tide kept pulling us back
the more i tried to push myself to the top
to gulp a tiny breath of air, just to fucking stay alive,
the more the huge, loud waves would crash on my head
every 2.5 seconds
and would spin me with it, take me with it into its circular journey
deeper into the ocean
into the silence.
is it time for me to panic?
i start to feel like this isn’t a joke anymore
am i the only one drowning?
am i the only one having a hard time staying alive?
it was a constant battle to steal a breathe
and when i looked around, i saw struggling arms and kicking feet
but there was this one guy who was struggling much more than i
his eyes were open so wide,
and it was filled with so much condensed fear,
for he couldn’t shout
it was really quiet down there.
and as i swam up to try to breathe
i move towards him,
and lift him as i go
and we both manage to gulp some air
and the waves manage to pull us back down
and i try again to push us up again,
and i don’t know exactly how it happened
but at some point
he puts his feet on my shoulders,
and he pushes himself up to gulp some air
i let him
pushing me deeper into the silence.
now i know i can hold my breathe for like 30 seconds,
but i swear this was much longer,
i even had that flashback thing we see in movies
but i wasn’t seeing my past, or my loved ones
i was thinking of the homework i didn’t finish
and the groceries i didn’t buy
and my lungs where starting to burn, like fuck
but i forced myself to stay focused,
’cause i can almost smell the air
and i eventually do.
just as suddenly as the tide came in,
the tide came back out
and threw 5 choking humans
laying on its shore
tired as fuck
surprised as fuck
scared as fuck
at what just happened,
making us wonder
how we all came out alive.
#thoughts #reality #story #onceuponatime