I'm floating, floundering,
Tossing in a gale.
Afraid of the deep ocean,
Scared to meet a whale.

I'm a small backwater fish
From an old by-water town.
Fighting against the current,
Aware that I might drown.

A small town high school student
Living far from home.
Unsure of where I'm going,
Scared to let go and roam.

One nervous little person
In a sea of moving heads
Sure I won't survive this,
Afraid I will soon be dead.