Futile

Moving

in slow motion

The exertion

to shake off the

lethargy

exhausting

Quagmire

devours

The air

thick

Each breath

a challenge

Gasping for relief

Chest heaves with

weight

Lost

in the dark

Limbs with no substance

I tumble

trying to find purchase

Stagnant determination

Floundering in place

An endless loop

Futile effort

Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in on line journals, such as, Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society.Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 by Z Publishing. You can find more of her writings on her blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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