I dare to write a poem here
Where there is no ocean.
I dare to swim here
where there is no depth to speak of.
I dare to float on my back
In an office building
With no sky above to shelter me,
Only dying fluorescent lights
Cheap foam core tiles.
I dare to dart through a sea of tiny silver fish
Where there are only fatigued mobs,
Anemic and robbed of contentment
Hearing only my own underwater breath,
My own water muffled movements,
My heartbeat drowned in the sounds of others.