panic

War Within

WAR WITHIN

Don’t panic!
was her plea, to self.

A poem
cannot write
itself!
her muse, retorted.

So the battle raged.

2017-04-08
P. Wanken

Written for Poetic Asides 10th Annual Poem A Day Challenge – Day 8

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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