the feelings flooding through me
carry me on waves.
seas rising and falling
lifting me up and then drowning me…
I sputter, cough, gasp
trying to inhale them deep
into my lungs.
yet not to be overcome to the point of death.
with one long gaze I look
at the beautiful blue sky…
as the emotions fill every open space
in my body,
and I silently succumb to the depths.
happy birthday mom