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By , Germantown, TN
It began slowly
Like the dripping of black honey
Numbness setting in
Heart beats like sickening thumps
Breaths becoming sparse
Nothingness e a s i n g in
Swiftly now
Why have I been deserted in this hour?
Words said come back to haunt
Those left unuttered return to plague
Regrets like waves engulf me
Someone save me, I’ve learned my lesson,
My sandpaper tongue
through blue curtains of lips would
rasp if my throat was not shut
Forever shut
Oh that this were but a nightmare
I feel death running his bony hand o’er me
I relinquish my frail hold
A violent tug, then...

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