ankles chained to the ocean floor.
Unwavering against the crashing waves,
But the water rises with the tide,
the waves continue to grow.
Her strength begins to falter
and her will and legs give way.
Struggling for air with the height of each wave,
until they inundate her with
only moments between to catch her breath.
Unable to release the bonds,
unable to rise above the waves.
An ice cold tear escapes
and rolls down her face
as the ocean swallows her
drowning her in the undertow.