Comfort from a Stranger*

You wrap your arms around my trembling body, My breathing begins to sync with yours. You hold me for some time, And I cannot speak to tell you how grateful I am. So I hold onto you like I’m gripping onto life, and my breathing feels warm, It has stopped attacking me. I let you […]


She rips me to shreds when I can’t escape my bed, holds my hands and shouts “Get up!” Because I can’t miss “this”… And “this?” Something I will never know when she drops her grip on my hands, attaching instead to my lungs and heart. My ribcage feels like it could burst if I even […]