Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Faster Than You Can Breathe

seconds that stretch
to days,
of intense fear, desperation, hopelessness,
are slow
and suffocating
like the long, spindly fingers of a cartoon witch
carefully making their way
along a neck, jawline, the corner of a mouth
or the yellowed, creaking vines of a hot yet sunless greenhouse
that somehow move
faster than you can breathe.

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