Finals Week

Drowning drowning I cant breathe
I swallow a breath of air and come up above water
Frantically trying to display a calm smile
As I kick
My stomach hurts and I am aware
The tasks are piling up and I keep swallowing water
Drowning and only time will take me.

My nails scratch across my face again
Peeling skin off my forehead and cheeks
The scars remain
Visions are not worth having without the time
I can only have so much energy

Lying on the sidewalk wagging her tail,
I can only watch from the window