Just walking here

so quietly.

I try to speak

without a sound.

My heart hammers

in my chest

As if I've run

a thousand miles.

It's not a love

that makes me feel so

but a deeply rooted fear.

It's getting hard to breathe,

I clutch my tightened chest in panic

And don't bother

to fight the tears.

It's a shadowed haze

within my mind

I can no longer stand.

My knees crack

when they hit the floor.

Then, as suddenly as it began

It stops, and I rise quickly

to walk away,

waiting silently for more.