Withdrawal

Uncontrollable laughter wracks my body
My eyes are wet with the tears of joyous laughter
Yet my brain remains stuck on the image of you.

With my laughter increasing
So too does your rage and anger increase.
I’m helpless in controlling it
Just as you feign to be helpless in controlling your rage.

Spurred on by the stupidity of the moment
I replay the scene, mimicking you perfectly.
Thinking back on it
This was probably the turning point.

You stormed towards me, lashing out in anger.
Your talons raked across my face.

Only when the blood obscured my vision
Did the realisation hit me.

I was too far gone into this nightmare to physically retreat –
I had to do it mentally.

I found a safe chamber and safely locked the door behind me.

The hollow, tinny sound of your claws scratching at my door
Filtered through to me

I ignored you

Here I am safe
Safe and content.

Withdrawal

nefiger

Joined September 2007

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