I Felt Pain

I can’t hardly breathe. It feels like I’m drowning. I can hear myself gasping for air. I feel complete desperation for fresh air, the one I’m inhaling feels toxic. I shift my attention to my chest: I feel a pressure that cannot be released; this pressure appears black and deep in my imagination, as thought it were a whole in my chest. There’s a choking sensation in my throat. I can’t talk. My head hurts. I’m thinking a billion thoughts per millisecond. Fear. Mistrust. Sorrow. Melancholy. These thoughts are causing me to cry. I feel warm tears stream from my eyes to my cheeks; they rest there and become cold. […]

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