Another poem

I wrote this one a couple of months ago:

Looking back at the darkness I used to contain
and realising that somehow I walked into the light
without knowing
somehow I overcame without knowing I was fighting
I swam to shore but didn’t know I’d been drowning
coming alive moment by moment
so slowly I couldn’t tell
the slope so gradual I thought everything level
the dawn so imperceptible I didn’t know it was day
and now I am light as air
floating like a feather on the breeze
flying towards the sun
and yet
underneath
the fear of falling back down
down into darkness

© bardofupton 2018

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