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  • There I was knee deep in sewage, fighting to get out, where to get out, there was no where. I was lost, but yet I knew my location, knew my circumstances, recognized my surroundings, yet I was blind, raised in this mess, encouraged to swim and to go deeper, even the lifeguard would swim with us, so much for his help getting unstuck.
    All the while swimming, I come to the recognition that this is sewage. Not a pool. But why oh why do I remain in it. It seems so familiar yet I am so lost. Utter darkness blinds my sight. Well maybe it is a pool, after all everyone else is swimming, but maybe they're blinded too. How is it that I know this is sewage? Why doesn’t this swim please me? Why can't I enjoy the swim or simply see this is water and indulge with everyone else? Why must I believe that this is sewage? How do I know it is sewage, although it seems that no one else knows it's sewage.
    So much for an actual lifeguard. I gotta get out of here. How is it that no one else notices? I'm starting the smell the wretched stench now. Even the texture is disturbing. What is in this mess? How are they swimming in this?! Why am I still here? It's like freaking quick sand, the more I fight, the deeper I feel I'm sinking and the nastier it all seems to get. i just don't understand, how do they not see this, feel this, smell this? Yeah it's dark but, seriously how blind can you be?
    I need to get out now or I'm gonna die here.
    I keep asking them but they don't notice, they don’t even care to hear what I say. This is one big mess, how are they even gonna be able to get out? This lifeguard is just as blind as the rest of them.
    I began to feel around as best I could without sinking further. I searched eagerly, I had to find something, anything, I needed something! Whether big or small anything would do. I kept trying to plug my nose from the smell with my fingers but it was of no use, the smell was to strong, it simply engulfed me. How do they not smell this? Are they that blind? I gotta get out now! I need something, anything, I can't do this on my own.
    My eyes finally began to adjust to the darkness, but just barely. But now everyone was gone. Did they sink? Did they leave? Where’s the lifeguard? How did they get out if they left? Are they dead? How am I seeing now? Where am I? I wanna get out of here, but the more I fight the more I sink. However, my eyes continue to slowly adjust and I begin to see more and more. All I see is a lake in the distance. It's beautiful. Where is everyone? All I see is the lake in the distance. Maybe everyone went there. Here I remain, stuck, however; I can see now. And I can see more and more of this beautiful crystal clear, flat lake surrounded by the greenest pines. Untouchable it seems. Impossible to reach from here.
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