My hysterical heart is violently pounding,
Fueled by gripping fear, frenzied anguish, and unanswered questions.
My soul is shrieking,
Tearing at my insides,
Desperate to be scattered into a million places at once.
My body is screaming,
Trembling from neurotic agitation.
Shivering from turbulent anticipation,
Burying feelings of dread into an emotional void.
My mind is frantically weeping,
Crying out from overwhelming, agonizing empathy.
My loved ones,
And for those in distant lands.
My writhing guts are twisting and knotting,
Nausea rippling through my stomach lining.
Acidic secretions churning and foaming,
Climbing up my throat,
Stripping enamel from my teeth,
And bathing my tongue.
Entombed between four oppressive walls,
Encased in boredom, angst, and despair.
Father Time may still move quickly,
Seconds melting into minutes,
Hours dissolving into weeks,
Yet it’s as if the entire world has been paralyzed with uncertainty.
I can only hope that this nightmare soon ends,
And unhooks our lives from its stinging claws.
Yet waiting, immobilized from panic and shock,
Is the hardest part.
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