a pain
beating in your chest
making you fight for the right
to stand

a cold
creeping towards your heart
causing your breath to hitch in
your throat

i know this feeling
when you can no longer stand
i know this feeling
this weakening of the knees
like sandpaper in your throat
like a hammer against your head

and i tell you now

(its all in your head
caused by the feeling
of your heart no longer beating

(with love)