How can my heart withstand such a beating?
Like a gale thrashing inside my chest
In all directions; madly aghast
Lungs filled with choking breath
Damson and decayed -bones abreast
Throat gripping with despair
In dirt and girt
Tongue bleeding into the anthurium leaves
Bright blue lips
Forget me not – in curving spikes
Coil around my chest
Eyes closed in clenching thought
How can heart endure such a loss?
Monsters lurk in the darkness, Feeding on forgotten souls, In the depts of despair, in the crevices, Darkness laps, haunts, hide at the back of the mind, You can feel them, Reach out your hand, They won’t hurt you, It’s all in your head.