So afraid
Of the shadows
Of the light
Of what it might mean
Of life
Of living
Of dying
Death grip
On my heart
Squeezing the breath
Rib cage
Threatening to break
To pierce
The container
Of existing
Of essence
Of being
On Earth

Debbie Gravett © 2021.09.06

Image by Xpics from Pixabay

3 thoughts on “Breathless

  1. Debbie, this expresses so much and I can personally relate tocwhat you have written. I love the format of the poem, which adds extea emphasis to what you are saying.

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