Sharks in the Shower | “Deep End”

When pain comes in waves, we teach ourselves to swim. Never submerged in water, we practice holding our breath ‘til the room empties of fellow swimmers whose ripples turn to tsunamis when they touch our current. We freestyle when we should backstroke. We dive headfirst stubborn of the shallow ends. Some shores seem so inviting. The current calm and clean; …

Sharks in the Shower | “Rock Bottom”

That’s the thing about hitting rock bottom. The crash is never painful. You don’t feel bruised or sprained until you crane your neck to try to see where you fell from.