quiet.
quiet.
quiet.
closing in.
suffocating.
my mind won't shut up.
the room continues to close in.
I'm drowning in my thoughts.
I need an escape,
but sleep won't come.
dreaming while awake.
my thoughts still haunting
and taunting
me.
quiet.
quiet.
quiet.
finally
sleep comes.
but freedom still
escapes me.

"Quiet Torture"
Devin Liotta
2012