Choke (day 67)

Feeling everything like underwater air

when I can’t understand why I need you


I paint seaweed tattoos as my breathing gets faster

of things I wish would happen

like exploding while I throw gasoline on your floor

or building a bridge and starting again


Why don’t you make yourself useful

and wrap your fingers around my throat

I’d rather lock on to your eyes if I’m going to drown


Choking on concrete

and the strained chant of I want I want I want

what’s the difference between want and need

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written 10/4/16

Strained chants

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If I'm going to drown...

a strained refrain

remains framed

in this pain

of want

and chains.

enjoyed this muchly ~A~