Deet.

12 Nov

When you go to the dark place, 

I lie awake at night

because your pain leaves me breathless.

When you go to the dark place, 

I can barely blink

because I might miss that crucial phone call.

When you go to the dark place,

I remember Cory

and I squeeze my eyes shut against the horror of that frigid February night

and I hear the way you screamed at God.

When you go to the dark place, 

I wonder if you can recall the way I picked you up off the floor

your blood on my hands

and the way I screamed at God.

I want to shake you as hard as I can 

But I’m afraid to touch you

You might shatter.

When you go to the dark place,

I’m terrified of you.

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