Poetry

Apelpizomai

It’s getting late here, but I thought I’d throw one more poem up from what I’ve been working on for NaPoWriMo this month. I’m still behind but gaining ground. Here’s to hoping I’ll make it. In the mean time, I give you–

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There is this thing
living inside me.
It moved in
the day you left.
With claws,
it tears at my heart
until mere shredded pieces
remain.
Its jaws lock
around my lungs
until my breath is gone.
Tendrils reach up
and close off my throat.
My stomach aches
from providing it
sustenance,
but no food will stay down.
My eyes can still see
yet the world is all gray
thanks to this thing,
this monster
living inside me.

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