weigh anchor

enveloped in mist as clarity shifts
and Iím adrift upon turbulent seas
vessel destroyed on her maiden voyage
and I'm left clinging to the debris
this smothering shroud of chaos
presses heavily down on me
oxygen denied
Iím lost inside a foggy mind
dragging hard on oars of air
exerting all energy
and still not getting anywhere
as frothing caps break & crash
upon decks of haunted breath
choking on salted depths
this storm will take its toll
as I desperately row
and row
and row

but a voice in my mind softly whispers
scarcely heard above the gale
weigh anchor
or sink below
you cannot weather this blow

for a frozen heartbeat I am torn
do I dive to fatal silence beneath the surface?
or remove the weight pulling me under?
leaving me cast away
fighting against fatigue
completely at the mercy of the wind
forced to rely on my own strength
but there is no choice in the end
as I pull out my dagger
and saw at the tether
freeing myself
from the killing burden of pain

for the Shipwrecked comp
Written by FromTheAsh
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