Anatomy of a Flashback


Body trembling
Tremors, shivers
Cold, not cold
Alone in my head
With memories
Filling my body
Can’t breathe
Wild eyed
Chest tightening
Dizzy, falling feeling
Confusion, chaos
Dissolving, distrusting
Destabilized, disorder
Drowning, smothering
Fighting, clawing, crying
Lost, dying
Of shame
And misplaced blame
Not my fault
All my dreams
Slammed to screeching halt
It’s my body
I scream
He hurt me
It’s his crime
So why am I
Doing the time
In my solitary hell
Imprisoned inside myself

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