You ever feel like
you just can't breathe
all the air has escaped
and the tightness
constricting your throat
so you cannot even think
let alone move
as if the entire world
is just floating away
spinning around and around
and all you are is a spectator
never a participant
constantly observing
and absorbing all the crimes
of not just you, but others too
and your past lies following
no matter where you venture
always gripping your neck
and you just can't breathe
never breaking free
from your self-enforced
imprisonment