|A Solioquy For Drowning (standard:poetry, 196 words)|
|Author: Joseph Michaels||Added: Jun 24 2006||Views/Reads: 1643/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|About a fear of drowning|
When your shoes are worn through And broken, And your toes are beat, Chemical compounds in the sun-baked tarmac, Like hot, furry tongues Will lick the soles of your feet. When the leather of your boots Are cracked and bleeding The road will open up straight and narrow. At the widest point in the open space, The cloudless skies will swallow you whole, The air that surrounds you Condenses into thoughts. It expands when you breathe and swallow; You suffocate on dark matter That fills your lungs. Then Panic runs stark-naked, arms flailing Through the flooding corridors Of your mind Searching for the emergency release valve, Your eyes flicker with horror As he punches every switch he can find. The struggle for Freedom Has become a joke, With restraints and red tape, Your eyeballs pop-out of their sockets to escape, Like rats on a sinking ship. Nose, throat and fear denied, The struggle weakens When the endorphins are supplied. Liberty is held hostage, arms bent back At an awkward angle and tied. The light grows dim and the neon sign flashes: 'Mass exodus consciousness' I fear we are drowning inside. And Death is watching over Us Tweet
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