Do you sense something amiss?
I can feel that there is.
Some maladjustment
I had not noticed before.

I had noticed
But had said nothing.
This is such a problem
That I can no longer speak.

My throat
Closes up
And this pale skin
Tightens around my face:
You see my skin fall back
And there is something underneath
But you're not sure.

I'm sorry
You had to see me like this
But the maladjustment
Had been spotted too late.