In The Bright Darkness

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In the bright darkness, lightfall blinds

Touch sears

Silence roars

Just breathe, they say

Calm down, just let it go

If I let go, I’ll lose me

If I lose me, I’ll lose you

If I lose you, what comes next?

Fear pours from pores

Don’t stand so close to me

Don’t stand so far away

Stop talking!

Why don’t you ever talk to me?

Touch me. . .no, not like that

Cock the trigger and disengage

The universe of the mind

A universe not of my choosing

Chemical depression they call it

A lab rat, laid open for dissection and analysis

Talk me down

Take a breath

In the bright darkness, the lightfall blinds

© 2013 Paulissa Kipp, April 3, 2013

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2 thoughts on “In The Bright Darkness

  1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words, Lyman. I deal with ptsd and panic attacks and was coming off a panic attack as this piece was written. I wanted to try to explain what that feels like.

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