Tunnel Vision

photo credit: Justin Jackson (photo prompt at Flashy Fiction)

TUNNEL VISION

suffocating
panic
darkness closes around me
like tunnel walls —
closerandcloser,
surrounding me;
I feel my feet
moving forward…
yet
The end
seems farther
and nearer
all at the same time;
I cannot see
what’s to my
left
         or
                  right,
the light at
The end
serves as a beacon
yet
blinds me;
I no longer
care
about the stone
in my shoe,
I only want to be at
The end.

2012-03-27
P. Wanken

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7 comments

    1. Thank you, Mosk! Your words of encouragement were among the first last April. I appreciated them then, and possibly even more so today–having read my words for a year. Thank you. Truly. ~Paula

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    1. Thanks, De.

      It was a great photo prompt — I just didn’t have a little story for it, at Flashy Fiction, though. (And…following the admonition to keep my poetry in its place.) 😉

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