Trapped in an Air Pocket

Trapped
in an air pocket,
coherence afloat in toxicity.
Tolerate.
Expand,
don’t burst.

Fragile
but fertile.
Seeds of doubt grow
fears
like towering redwood.

Fly or float.
Hover between
ascents to oxygen debt
and drops to pressurized depths.
Evade
jagged edges and
tumultuous waters.
Sip shallow breaths.

Revive the senses,
to find
a mooring.
Shelter in place
until
storms abate.