Your breath is staggered, no doubt,s
from the liquid coursing through
Your little pump
coos and chirps like a mother hen
and even though your breath comes
so sharp and shallow
it feels alright
At least tonight your eyes
are closed, and the man screaming
two doors over is screaming just
a bit less.
You smiled a lot today,
and there was color in your cheeks.
things still hurt, sure,
because that’s how things go
before they get better.
The noose around your throat, though,
that’s been cut and tossed aside.
And you smiled a lot today,
and that’s the main thing anyway.