The answer is maybe

She said that once and it ruined everything

Said she was drowning

He listened, but didn’t send help

He went down beneath the waves instead

to where she waited

and together they descended through the depths

breathless and slowly losing consciousness

sunk into the void

through fevered hallucination

until he awoke

thought better of the thing

and surfaced

as she stayed to drown alone

but stubbornly she

refused to die

and would not disappear

is treading water still

waits beneath the waves

for an answer to this dilemma

would offer her heart to the depths

in order to retrieve her soul

Lies shipwrecked and broken on the stones

but she is growing stronger

and one day yet will rise

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