I Ran Away

It's hard to breathe.

My chest aches.

I feel like I could die.

I can't breathe without it hurting.

How long is it going to last?

I ran away... ran so fast.

I feel like I just ran the quarter mile.

I can't outrun the pain.

It's still there.

No matter how fast or how far I run.

I thought running away would make it stop.

The aching in my chest.

I can't turn around.

I can't run back.

I want to.

I don't know where to go.

I'm standing here in the darkness.




Trying to breathe.


I didn't abandon you.

I ran because I was scared.

That's what people do when they are afraid.

They run.

It's fight or flight, law of self preservation.

I didn't have any defenses, I had let them all down.

I was fully vulnerable, exposed.

One hit would have obliterated me.

I didn't know what else to do.

So I ran away.

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