Cough If You Can Hear Me



demonstrated through my parent's beliefs

and their ropes on my limbs--

that you would dive in foreign ocean's

despite the ropes on your mind 



the only thing that kept me firmly on Earth

and tied me to the living, the famous, and the deceased-

But there was no gravity in my mind


I have a cold-

And in the winter months

I am woken by the sound

of Earth's screams

loud, pounding in my head through my ears

I try to find refuge in people

but their ignorance clogs my throat

and stretches down my lungs,

and bursts in the pit of my stomach 

I scream and shout

but all that's heard-

is a cough 



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