Trapped Trapped in your room I watch you run out the door And lock me in You take my guitar my books my glasses my soul my heart the keys The rain pours down into your room A flood so powerful so cruel The water rises It fills my sneakers I run to the corner And bang upon the walls Trapped I scream and shout You pretend you don’t hear me Just like when I found out About her The water reaches my thighs Creeps up to my hips Inches close to my heart Just like you did I tilt my head up So my tears don’t add to the flood Rising and rising I won’t make it I tread the ice cold water My feet now far above the floor My body trembling Arms and legs aching Weak Barely staying afloat The water reaches my neck Creeps up to my lips Freezes my brain Just like you did How long can I hold my breath? I have to let go Stillness I look up The sun has emerged The rain subsides I peek my head above the water I can finally breathe Fluttering my feeble legs Your room under me My body still in pain But my mind suddenly bold I swim over the walls Far as I can away from your room And I am finally free
Artist Statement Intense breakup. The water represents my emotions. I thought I would drown, but it set me free.