Despair descends, a hawk ready to scoop me up
And throw me down
Do I run?
Do I turn away?
I let despair's sharp beak bite into me
And take me to the depths of hell.
Down, down, down---
Black storm clouds roll my head, I cry out
Thirsting for relief, begging for escape---
I fall into myself.
I melt into every cell of my soul.
I breathe through the consuming sobs
I find juiciness in the pain.
Shedding my skin, a gossamer layer of fear
Slips away to the bitter-cold breeze.
I see through the foggy tears
Rock bottom isn't so terrifying
It's fucking beautiful
Because the only way to get out
Is to dive deep
And take flight.