I knew it from the minute I heard it,
The screamSo deafening to my ears.
I felt it to the core
My heartbeat fastened
My lungs suddenly felt empty
I couldn’t breathe
Nothing was steady
Not even the earth around me
My head was spinning
Short of breath and scared to death
As if that wasn’t enough,
The room went darkSlowly,
The little strength left in my tiny legs,
Took an impromptu leave.
I fell to the ground
My brain was a roller coaster
My thoughts felt like a rubix cube
Some sort of puzzle that I couldn’t get a hang of
But I needed a way out
And couldn’t see one
So I lay there
Until I squint my eyes.
It was there,
A tiny beam of light that shone right at me
So I crawled towards my only hope
It felt like a hand pulling me
A force pushing me
And I couldn’t resist.
This was just the beginning of my trip
As long as I felt safe
I knew it was the start of the end
So I held on to the little beam
Smiled at myself
Aware that it was over
As the silence took over. Hush!