Coughin'

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Phoenix Poetry

Submitted: October 11, 2016

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(Where I sleep, where I wake 

 Is inside darkness - confined and tight

 As is my chest which collpases as a star

 In attempt to burn)

 

My hands can’t move.

My fingers can’t twitch.

My eyes can’t blink.

My feet can’t kick.

My mouth can’t move.

No matter how hard I try.

No matter how hard I force.

No matter how hard I think. 

No matter how hard I breathe.

My breath is weezed.

My breath is challenged.

My breath is tightened.

I heave my lungs.

I heave my soul.

Yet, I am still…

 

Everything is dark,

Everything is blurred,

Everything is watching,

I lift my eyes and wake

I lift my arms and pull

Off the cover which rests me….

 

A splinter digs under my nail.

A Sun rises over my chest.

Yet, I am still…

 

Trying to scream without breath. 


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