A lump in my throat,

a ball of fire in my chest,

a river falling from my eyes,

I don't understand why,

a pounding head,

an aching heart,

my limbs are numb,


I'm about to break apart,

just a fly near your face,

a buzz near your ear,

white noise,

a gentle breeze,

aching to be free,

but no one notices,

tears turn to flood,

fire into flames,

aching heart is silenced in shame.


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