frantic

soul of failure

dark fetus
head in hands
knees drawn up to
chest

moaning

child of distress &
hurt. miscarriage
waiting to be
born

headache that
won’t go away.
darkness that
screams

50 aspirins will not
extract the throbbing talons
from the side of your
brain

the jolt in your head is
a heart attack

give pain the love it
needs, acccept suffering as
knowledge & emptiness as
possibility

even if you could live
forever––

light or dark,
how could you
choose?