Cowering,

this time I only have myself

to blame

for all the words

as they escape.

Spiraling

deeper into an ocean

of unanswered questions.

Anticipating

the jaws that snap

across my neck.

Hungering

for your touch

to trace my skin.

But still I'm

isolating

further into this shelter

I've created

around myself.

Mesmerized

by my own

impending doom.

Escalating.

my troubles

until they wind around me

like a snake.

I'm circular

as i watch the hands tick by

wondering,

will I ever have

the strength

to smile?

I'm circular

wondering

will I ever have

the strength

to smile?