Sodden sadness strikes like a monsoon unexpected,
soaking my mind with a deluge of emotions.
The truth seeks the freedom to leak from my face
but my eyelids slam shut like floodgates
and I am drowning on dry ground, chest heaving
having trouble breathing these bitter waters.
Like a mermaid searching for a thingamajig I flounder,
wondering how I can miss something I never had
and lose something I never owned, but still I search
for the sunken treasure hoping for salvation
but the only thing waiting is a pillar of salt.
Don’t look at me! I’m swimming in denial and regret
swallowing guilt like a fish gill gulping for life
Sudden sadness strikes like a monster I know too well.