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#10 in my Phobia Series, *containing darker themes*. A poem about 'thanatophobia'. Thank you for reading. <3

Glass Half Empty

T H A N A T O P H O B I A

T H A N A T O P H O B I A is the fear of death.

Smiling softly,

Smiling softly, I take a sip of liquid courage

Smiling softly, I take a sip of liquid courage and sink comfortably into inky depths.

I live as a queen in the luxury of leisure

I live as a queen in the luxury of leisure and watch the cup I eagerly grip;

I live as a queen in the luxury of leisure and watch the cup I eagerly grip; observe drops trickling off

I live as a queen in the luxury of leisure and watch the cup I eagerly grip; observe drops trickling off like lifeblood slips on marble floors.

A cool surface strokes my spine,

A cool surface strokes my spine, it is a constant reminder,

A cool surface strokes my spine, it is a constant reminder, (just when I had forgotten),

A cool surface strokes my spine, it is a constant reminder, (just when I had forgotten), that I am alive.

that I am alive.

Why am I alive?

Though one can't live

Though one can't live when internal waters

Though one can't live when internal waters seek

Though one can't live when internal waters itch

Though one can't live when internal waters itch to strangle,

Though one can't live when internal waters itch to strangle, suffocate and drown

Though one can't live when internal waters itch to strangle, suffocate and drown at any given chance.

I sigh,

I sigh, one sip,

I sigh, one sip, two.

I sigh, one sip, two. One for joy

I sigh, one sip, two. One for joy and one for sorrow.

Nearby lies a bundle of crumpled parchment,

Nearby lies a bundle of crumpled parchment, the glass is swiftly exchanged for it

Nearby lies a bundle of crumpled parchment, the glass is swiftly exchanged for it as I leaf through goodbyes aplenty.

Each one is given equal time,

Each one is given equal time, smoothed and stroked,

Each one is given equal time, smoothed and stroked, thinned by attention.

Each one is given equal time, smoothed and stroked, thinned by attention. Simple perfection.

I tie them up

I tie them up in ribbons of rouge

I tie them up in ribbons of rouge and down the lingering

I tie them up in ribbons of rouge and down the lingering crimson tears.

With a slight sigh, I submerge

With a slight sigh, I submerge and watch from below as the cup

With a slight sigh, I submerge and watch from below as the cup teeters

With a slight sigh, I submerge and watch from below as the cup teeters ever so slightly

With a slight sigh, I submerge and watch from below as the cup teeters ever so slightly and falls.

Runs in blood

Runs in blood down marble floors.

"Eventually, all great things come to an end, like the rising and setting of the sun each day. But what matters most, is the life you lived before it."

"Eventually, all great things come to an end, like the rising and setting of the sun each day. But what matters most, is the life you lived before it." -Iqra.

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