painRoaring, pulsing, shredding all thought
a RED haze occupying reason
defeating emotions, drowning self

Who are you? Who am I?

Sleep, silence, darkness, come
hide that scarlet beast devouring me
cover it with your
thin stretched veneer

A movement, a twitch
inside, it shifts and groans again,
regurgitating stray fragments of logic

Not enough – open those lids and come back
I look around, behind, between
Lips hissing, hands clutching, sobbing

Please, just let me go