First the fall, like darkness,
Like a wave, breaking in the dark.
Nothing floats to the surface.
Beg the light… 'come soon'.
Lungs on fire, but there is no air…
No air rises, everything is emptiness.
A hand that pushes… against nothing.
Heavier than possibility.
Inch by inch, breath by breath. Mouth full of water, one, two… kick,
Up to the surface, frozen grey metal. A riddle of lines… and diamonds,
Breaking through… and now it flies,
Like an absence.
Lighter than ever. Every separate thing becomes lighter still,
Every separate thing becomes lighter.
Twisting and rising, twisting and rising.
Every separate thing, more delicate.
Every separate thing,