Pretend you're not falling if it helps.
The sea will rise around you and
spiral through your hair
(this will feel like fingertips)
This sudden dark
will fold to your exact shape;
it will know you:
your heart is louder under water.
You will no longer need to know days
or your own skin.
With eyes closed
you will forget years spent
with only the air to hold you.
You will forget
that things can be as distant as
the shelter you once kept.
Live all the seconds you can in
this fact of being in water, of filling
a void to fit you, undefined as it was
before you fell.
Think of breathing later,
when the shock of new temperature
is gone--accept this time
your body is giving you
on the other side of this water
is only oblivion
or more air.