Heartbeats pounding, echoing in my ear
tha-bump, tha-bump, tha-bump, pause, pause, pause —
tha-tha-tha bump, tha-tha-bump, tha-bump ——–
Mouth fills with the metallic taste of fear
Arms heavy, heavy, heavy, legs trembling, buckling
head aching, blurry vision, mind wandering
down dark alleys to somewhere, anywhere to escape the sound
Deep breaths in, deep breaths out, still black before my eyes
darting, racing, fluttering
nowhere to run from the incessant beat, beat, beating
of my unpredictable heart, is this the end?
No, no, no it can’t be, so many poems still inside me.
©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg
Author’s Note: This comes close to describing my recent health episode.
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