January 30, 2017

“I opened my eyes and the water was black all around. I waved my hands in front of my face but did not see them. I was stuck in the inkiness. I extended a leg and my toes pushed against the tub bottom, forcing me up. My head broke the water. My inhalations were raspy. My lungs burned from the water I unknowingly inhaled. The black water was inside me, sloshing about between my ribs. I needed to cough…”

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