Just Breathe
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Just Breathe

by sydneybrown

Blood ran from my knuckles

as I studied my trembling hands, numb to the pain I knew I should feel there.

A weight settled on my chest.

My blood pounded in my ears. The drugs obscured my vision. The air deprived me of what I needed.

The invisible grip around my throat tightened.

He's coming for me again. My lungs couldn't find oxygen. I was drowning.

My knees finally gave out underneath me.

The phone rang on the floor. I closed my eyes and laid back against the wall. Go away. Please.

The tears slid down my face.

My hands raked through my hair. My body betrayed me, frozen. The phone still buzzed on the floor.

Is this what it means to be alive?

Constantly fighting for air, Struggling to breathe around him.

And yet he tells me every time,

"Just breathe."

I can't when your hands are on my throat.

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6 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Thanks! I tried to make it a little unexpected.

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6 months agoReply
I thought this was going to be the same old trite angst of adolescence. But you surprised me. You laid out a plot that was extraordinary. Great post!!!!

6 months agoReply
They tell me breathing is the easy part it's the sucking in of life's oxygen that takes your breath away Great piece