My breath comes short and rapid.
The air cuts my throat.
My body retches and shakes.
Cold, wet, tears stream down my face.
My gray eyes are rimmed with red.
My lips mouth “No,” but the sound is lost.
My heart is gone,
Shattered into millions of pieces.
I watch the world forget.
I am left to remember.
The pain never weakens, but
I have grown strong enough to bear it.