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Not Waving But Drowning by Stevie Smith

Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking…

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Not Waving but Drowning

I once printed and handed out this poem to my therapist, because I was so desperate from being incessantly misunderstood and misdiagnosed. It’s one of my favorites still. 80 more words