Sinking by Daniela Amaya

Cut me open and pour rocks inside
Toss me in the water and tell me to survive

I’m sinking and drowning under all the weight
Water fills my lungs, as my heart fills with hate

Bubbles rise and I do not, but I’m still alive
Taking it for granted because you never see me cry

I kick and I push, willing myself to move
I’m not giving up, I have too much to prove

You don’t know what I’m like, when I’m backed into a corner
I guess the old me has gone, go ahead mourn her

My lungs are filled with water and I finally find the surface
I feel like new, I have a purpose

The weight is gone, the rocks dissolved
Watch out world, I’m coming for you all




Daniela AmayaDaniela Amaya is a peculiar sixteen-year-old girl from California who loves writing poetry, drawing, and reading. When she can get herself off Tumblr, she loves diving into new worlds and passionate romances. Though high school can be tough, she does pretty well (if she does say so herself).

Daniela Amaya
… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.


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