I gasp. I can’t breathe. The pain is sharp but spreads slowly. It engulfs my chest, my stomach, my limbs. My head is a toy top, forever spinning. Agony, anguish, heartache. Will I ever be safe again? I sink to the ground. Will I ever be whole again? My body and mind are crumpled. Will it ever stop? Tears pour out of my eyes, leaving them poison apple red.
October 22, 2008