I’m Dying


I’m dying.
I’m drowning.
I’m suffocating.
There’s something in my head
attacking my thoughts.

My emotions stab my heart,
and my tongue drips in words unspoken.

My eyes scream for help,
and my mouth tries to form words,
but silence floats out like a bitter song.
But my smile…
My smile is my biggest lie
when my eyes scream for help.


Richard Turf