up and up

As it rises up it stifles the boy
He feels numb as he wades through the water
Coming up to his chin already
He is focussed on the liquid surrounding him
continuing forth as it goes up and up
Not seeing her and her reaching hand
his eyes do not meet hers
Though seemingly close by
It’s as if miles separate them
Yet the reverse is true
And words spoken are unheard
It is waiting now
Waiting for the water level to drop
To be touching the ground again with both feet
And the paralysing cold to leave
Waiting while trying to reach
Waiting to walk together in the same tread again

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