she sits, drowning.

four glass walls
a glass girl
no door
just a sledgehammer

every day
more water pours in
and she used to be able to manage
sloshing around this cage
but now
the waters are too deep

she sits at the bottom
drowning
people watch
they think she is a majestic
though she can’t swim

maybe, if we pour in more water
she’ll learn
they think
no, please don’t

she would break free
but the sledgehammer
would crack her
into pieces

she’s starting to think
that she will die this way
or with shattered arms

won’t someone drain this water away?
so she can breathe again
won’t someone help her?
but no one’s coming

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