My Hands Are Freezing

i shake him awake because the darkness is consuming everything i do
i need to be reminded
that somewhere
lightness still exists

breathe louder

i whisper just loudly enough so that he knows i said something
words are irrelevant when intentions are clear
he thinks these words are important because
i think words are powerful but mostly
i am saying things that only matter in my limited brain

he doesnt question what i said because his hearing is impeccable
either he is the best listener this universe has seen
or he doesnt care
i dont mind either option
not caring is irrelevant when the intentions are unclear

but he is just tired enough to care so he mumbles for me to repeat
i am tired and my tongue is tired
but i ask him
to breathe louder so that i know that he is awake
so that the constant panic that kills me in low levels
like drinking poison one sip at a time
i want him to be alive and here always but he is already asleep


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s