Sink or swim, baby girl,
and you better figure it out
pulls you closer and closer now
and you know the water’s too deep
for you to touch the muddy bottom.
No one’s going to take care of you
anymore. You’re too big
for that. Get used to it.
Soon, the fatigue will give birth
to burning in your body
your thrashing arms and legs
and tightened stomach
subside again to exhaustion.