Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Behind Closed Eyes

Sand fills my body, leaving me heavy...
Feeling numb.
The curtains behind my eyes are drawn closed, abruptly shutting out the world.
The air seems thick around me,
like pea soup fog as it streams through me and into me.
Low whispers echo through my ears...
repeating, warning, beckoning...

I want to crawl out from beneath this cloud.
I can't.
It's inside of me, beneath my crawling skin.
A black hole that is swallowing me.

My fingers are clawing frantically at the air.
Grasping for something, anything...
My own voice is growing louder.
No...I resist this...I am more...

Open your eyes...OPEN your eyes...Open your EYES!


WOW! Is that a comment? Laurinda, I could FEEL every bit of that--such beautiful, haunting, evocative imagery. This should be published.
Thank you so very much Susan! I apologize, I am not sure how I missed your comment at the time...I sometimes get a little lazy about replying, but I totally missed you on this one!! I appreciate your comment so very much!!
I finally stopped by your blog today as well, and I love all of the quotes that you include...I look forward to reading more from you...
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