night sunk in

shading your eyes in darkness.

the shadows cross your heart

an ice in your stomach

cold, your chest tightens.

breathe breathe

it's so hard to.

you suck in breath after breath

the air suffocating.

red eyes watch you, from afar

their color bright in the void

they see your squirms and struggles.

you gasp

a cold finger brushes your neck.

barbs crush your limbs stuck

you're stuck.

a hand clamps over your mouth, an urge to scream

brings it

you are pushed

to your knees, to the muddied ground.

the silence swarms you

but is soon broken

"you are my wingless bird"