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Let me Breathe

You are the greatest traitors
I have ever known
For no crown leads you astray
no gold coin or throne
My heavy heart thuds
against my lungs
It aches as it bangs
against its cage
I can’t breathe
the dank air
I can’t breathe
around you
I draw a circle
a place far from you
Where I feel safe
becalmed
away from cruel
Still I feel it bang
against its door
I will not open
it once more
It is jealousy
that snakes my way
that’s haunted the years
day by day
A cuckoo’s nest
a den of thieves
Fools lie in wait
to see blood weep
from pores plucked
from feathered breast
No sympathy
for treasure chest
Now from the vantage point
of this hill
I see you feeding on
the carcass still
But I am not there
with you in that near past
I am drawing breath
my heart’s beating fast

Let me Breathe

Sorcha Whitehorse ©

Joined October 2008

Artist's Description

I draw a circle, a place far from you
Where I feel safe, becalmed, away from cruel

Featured in Vavoom 4/04/13

Featured in Art and Ink So Free 11/4/13, Thankyou! My special fiftieth feature!! :D
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