Awake

Behind them, I feel

the movement

the fear.

They are my eyes.

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Beneath them, I hear

the pulsing

the throbbing

they are my cries.

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Relentless reminders

Mortality

Reality

Heavy

with knowing

~

Knowing

the breath I fear

trapped me here.

I try to sleep, I try to breathe

but all I hear as I dream

is the thunder

that I fear within.

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My heart

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I am awake, though my eyes are closed. My heart beats heavy, though no one knows. The sound is noise and it keeps me awake, all the while my eyes remain closed.