SMOTHERED

She can’t breathe

and she doesn’t even understand why.

It’s not hard to inhale

exhale

in and out

over and over

but she just can’t.

Because everything is in the brain.

Everything that limits

and crushes her lungs

is nothing but a shard of confusion

a tiny unanswered question.

She’s around it too much

with no space

no freedom

no chance to scream

that all she needs is to be alone

to think.

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