Breathe

I do not breathe out of fear

I do not breathe out of bravery

I breathe out of necessity

I need to feel alive

I need to be real

I need to feel-

That first shaky breath

When you're diving head first into the dark murky water

At the bottom of the lake

That place you visit

Only in your dreams

Where nothing exists

No emotion

Nothing

Just blankness

Just space

You have all the time in the world

And nothing can hurt you

But you know

Eventually

You must surface

And face the world