Somewhere between last Friday and this afternoon

I told you that I'd let you have me

Ten minutes

I

don't

know

Gasping for breath, running from the clock

You will have me

On my own free-will

what

is

happening

in

my

mind

Why are you here? Why did I let you come here?

"What are we doing?"

please

don't

do

it

again

Whispering…as always

"Anything you want."

About to die, or forget to care

not

this

time

­­­I let you take me

Wherever we're going

This

Time

I'll hold my breath

I'll kiss you

And pray it doesn't sting

You'll have your way…

Still

you

won't

control

me

Clock stops momentarily, heart at a standstill

Your eyes burn me sympathetically

"Not yet. Wait until we're farther away."

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Awake

3:00 a.m.