Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Lost Heartbeat

I'm finding it hard to get my heart to beat today
The grey sky fills the air with rain
 The sound of the drops invade my ears
Echoing into my chest
Keeping the cardiac rhythm silent
My lungs fill with the damp air
My arms move
My hands press on my chest
 Trying to start my heart
I press harder
Feeling my ribs press back against my palm
I blink
I watch the rain fall down the window
I cough from a tickle in my throat
Panic filters into my mind
I wonder,
  How long can I live without a heartbeat